The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

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Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne must finally uncover his dark past while dodging The Company's best efforts to eradicate him.

"The Bourne Ultimatum" is a 2007 American action thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass. It's the third installation in the Jason Bourne franchise, based on Robert Ludlum's books. The movie features Matt Damon repeating his role as Jason Bourne, a former CIA assassin suffering from psychogenic amnesia, seeking to discover his true identity.

Plot Summary
"The Bourne Ultimatum" opens with Jason Bourne being pursued by the CIA in Moscow. Regardless of his severe injuries, he handles to get away, all while attempting to reconstruct his fragmented memory. Throughout his quest for reality, Bourne finds a news article by British reporter Simon Ross (Paddy Considine), discussing his codename 'Blackbriar'. Bourne contacts Ross in London, leading the CIA, under Deputy Director Noah Vosen (David Strathairn), to track Ross believing he might expose their brand-new project-- Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to the past Treadstone job.

CIA attempts to silence Ross, but Bourne intervenes, setting off a chase scene throughout London. Although Bourne extracts some info from Ross, the reporter is assassinated before he could reveal his source. Bourne then heads to Madrid, where he reunites with former Treadstone logistics specialist Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles). Together, they handle to evade the CIA's constant pursuit, leading to another thrilling chase scene.

Diving back into his past, Bourne heads to Tangier, where he challenges and eliminates Desh Bouksani (Joey Ansah), an assassin dispatched to eliminate him and Nicky. Bourne recalls more about his previous life as CIA assassin David Webb when he finds and challenges Dr. Albert Hirsch (Albert Finney), a guy important to his identity improvement. Here, Bourne discovers he willingly ended up being a CIA assassin and confronts the horrific information of his past.

In the movie's climax, Bourne returns to New York City to expose Operation Blackbriar to the skilled authority, provoking a final face-off with Vosen and his agents. He contacts Pamela Landy (Joan Allen), a CIA officer who has actually been helping him indirectly. She arranges a meeting and tricks Vosen into confessing about the Blackbriar operations, which is taped and exposed, leading to Vosen's arrest.

"The Bourne Ultimatum" concludes with an awesome chase scene throughout the rooftops and through the busy streets of New York ending in Bourne's evident death. However, in the final scene, Nicky enjoys a report proving Bourne's successful exposure of Operation Blackbriar, and his body missing from the morgue. The movie ends with a shot of Bourne alive swimming away, leaving the audience to anticipate his return.

Overall Review
"The Bourne Ultimatum" is a gripping thriller with quick plotting, vibrant action series, and a remarkable efficiency from Matt Damon. It showcases an intriguing mix of espionage, conspiracy, and personal discovery, keeping suspense until the very end. This motion picture successfully digs deep into Jason Bourne's troubled psyche and quest for self-discovery, making it an extraordinary chapter of the Bourne franchise.

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