...but you'll probably need motion sickness pills to watch this on the big screen.
Picking up where The Bourne Supremacy left off, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is still trying to come to terms with his past. As his search for the truth continues to put him at odds with the CIA, senior officials (including David Strathairn) spare no effort to try and kill him.
Fast paced and tense, The Bourne Ultimatum never lets up. It's a whirlwind of action that just sweeps you along for the ride. Matt Damon is brilliant in this - he embodies Bourne's calculating, emotionally wounded nature perfectly. You really see his desire for a different life. Joan Allen too is great as the only top CIA official willing to give Bourne a chance. The only wasted character here is Julia Stiles. She reprises her role as Nicki, a tech from the Treadstone Project, but really this role could have been given to anyone else.
The Bourne Ultimatum is an intelligent, high caliber action movie.
So why just 6/10?
Well as with The Bourne Supremacy, Paul Greengrass' insistence on overusing the shaky cam detracts from the action on screen. Instead of putting me in the action, at times I had to look away because of the sick feeling from trying to follow (unsuccessfully) what was happening on screen. The Bourne Ultimatum ought to get an 8 1/2 out of 10 but I'm deducting 2 1/2 points for the stupid shaky cam.
Even with the improvement in camera movement over The Bourne Supremacy, if your stomach can't handle it, I suggest you wait for The Bourne Ultimatum to come out on DVD so you can enjoy it on a smaller screen.