The Bourne Ultimatum

Rated 3.0

Reluctant spy Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) continues his quest for his true identity, with the help of an ill-fated reporter (Paddy Considine) and two CIA operatives from his last adventure (Julia Stiles and Joan Allen)—all while being hunted by an Agency rogue who wants him dead (David Strathairn). There’s no “ultimatum,” but true fans won’t let that disappoint them, and even those normally resistant to the relentless surveillance, chessboard maneuvers and apocalyptic violence of Bourne’s workaday world will probably have a good time, thanks to the nimble vérité agility of director Paul Greengrass. Damon takes all the mayhem in stride with square-jawed deadpan insouciance, and Greengrass sweeps us from one set-piece to the next with the semidocumentary style and energy that is his stock in trade.