Everyone's a critic: 'Bourne Ultimatum'

Friday, August 10, 2007

Three and a half stars (out of four)

Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) returns looking for answers. This action-packed, stay-in-your-seat-no-matter-what movie is well worth the price of the ticket. Bourne is up against the government, trying to find out who he really is and why they want him eliminated. In his search he finds one government official who is willing to do what is right, not just what is easiest.

I really liked this movie and the way it brought him full circle. If you are a "Bourne" fan, you won't want to miss the whys answered in this movie.

-- Barb Gleason

Three stars (out of four)

The final "Bourne" installment was just as exciting and action-filled as the previous ones. There were plenty of elaborate chase scenes -- running across rooftops and jumping into open windows, major car crashes and even a quick chase on Vespas. There was a lot of martial arts and hand-to-hand combat as well.

Jason Bourne has been on the run for three years after having amnesia regarding his past as a government assassin. Now he is starting to remember, through painful flashbacks of his training and initiation.

Many of the major players from the previous "Bourne" films return in this film, with a couple of new villains thrown in for Bourne to take down. Some former adversaries unite and the lid is finally blown off of all of the top-secret corruption that made Jason Bourne who he is.

I really enjoyed this film, it was fast-paced, interesting and really held my attention. It was pretty violent, but definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. If you liked the first two "Bourne" movies, this one will not let you down.

-- Kendra Eads

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