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The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

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Commentary 1: Director Paul Greengrass Rating:5.1/10 (9 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The Cubist on December 12th, 2007:Find all reviews by The Cubist
Greengrass says that he wanted to set a high tempo right from the first frame because that is what the Bourne films are all about. Because The Bourne Supremacy ended in New York City, he wanted Ultimatum to show what happened between Moscow and NYC. Greengrass also wanted to put Bourne in situations that could be ripped from todayís headlines. The director talks about the challenge of making a film that would appeal to fans of the series and also to those who hadnít seen any of them. Greengrass talks about pacing and moving the film along without losing the audience in the process. He delivers a solid, thoughtful track.
Reviewed by Uniblab on February 9th, 2009:Find all reviews by Uniblab
Slightly better than Greengrass' commentary on The Bourne Supremacy, inasmuch as he in this one imparts at least some minimal information about the movie and its making; but most of it is just his usual stuff: narration and digression that the listeners are perfectly able to do by themselves...
Reviewed by Agressor on July 5th, 2015:Find all reviews by Agressor
Considering how intense and frantic the Bourne ultimatum is I expected a fast-paced commentary, but got quite the opposite. Greengrass is very solemn while talking us through the film and I often found my mind wandering while listening to him. That could also have something to do with the fact that Greengrass provides a particularly uninteresting commentary. We get the usual complimenting of cast and crew as well as narration of the events taking place on screen. There are a few instances of worthwhile information given away, mostly of the technical and logistical sort, but not enough to make this a recommended listen.
Reviewed by grimjack on July 26th, 2021:Find all reviews by grimjack
I did find myself rather disinterested listening to this. Not a lot of dead space, but there was a lot of simply explaining what we are watching. He does bring up some interesting points about how the actions scenes turned out, and how he did not want them to be action packed just because, but wanted to find a reason to do so.