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The Bourne Ultimatum

Genre: Action/Adventure; Starring: Matt Damon, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn; Director: Paul Greengrass; Author: Paul Attanasio, Scott Z. Burns, Tony Gilroy, George Nolfi, Tom Stoppard; Release Date Wide: 08/03/2007; Runtime (in minutes): 111; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Universal

Tense, nervy, and dazzling, as Jason Bourne (Matt Damon), the renegade CIA assassin, is hunted across three continents. Director Paul Greengrass seems to tear each image out of the one before it, and Damon’s human-Terminator terseness has become a form of wit. But when Bourne uncovers what happened to him, there’s a bit of musty Cold War didacticism.

Originally posted August 10 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT

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