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The Bourne Ultimatum

Matt Damon reprises his role as Jason Bourne, a trained assassin with a memory problem. In this third installment of the franchise, the amnesia sufferer continues to search for his past identity while trying to avoid the trigger-happy federal and Interpol agents who do remember him. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: A
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 115
Theater Release: 02 Aug 2007
Video Release: 06 May 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Bourne Ultimatum Rated PG-13?

This third edition in the Bourne franchise tones down the violence by just a notch, allowing us a little more time to get to know Jason Bourne and sympathize with his situation. However, there are still dozens of conflicts involving very brutal hand-to-hand combat with attackers being hit, pushed, kicked, punched and beaten in every way imaginable. A bomb explodes killing a man and injuring another. A gun is used to kill an innocent person in a public area. A man whose head is covered with a hood is executed. More gunplay is included in other scenes of the film, and further violence includes a man being forcibly dunked and almost drowned in a tank of water. Language consists of terms in moderate (mostly scatological expletives) and mild profanities, along with terms of deity. Drug use is limited to a man injecting himself with medicine. No sexual content was noted.

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