04 Jan

The Bourne Ultimatum

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Grade: A

The Bourne Ultimatum is the third Bourne movie, and it answers all those unanswered questions that have come up in the first two.  What I love about this whole series is that it’s smart.  The character of Jason Bourne is really a smart guy, and the people he is up against are smart, too.  That’s really their whole challenge, is who can out-smart who!  It makes for a very compelling story.

This part is just so right for Matt Damon.  He doesn’t have to say much, all of his acting is in his facial expressions – very intense, deep, and thoughtful.  Julia Stiles plays his de-facto side-kick, and she’s great, strong and decisive.  The whole cast is great – Joan Allen, David Strathhairn – terrific performances.

The chase scenes are amazing – so much action, but not too much.  This is a thinker’s action movie.  And though we have some resolution at the end, we can hope for a fourth Bourne movie.

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