Picture from The Bourne Ultimatum
Overall B-

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.

Violence D+
Sexual Content A
Profanity C+
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence and intense sequences of action

Talk to your kids about…

The Bourne Ultimatum

This movie features a hero who is able to kill with his bare hands, resulting in some very brutal confrontations and in one case, strangulation. Does the more “intimate” nature of the two men beating each other to death seem more or less bothersome to you than violence with an arms-distant weapon, like a gun?

How does this movie solicit sympathy toward the hero from the audience? Why is this empathetic attitude key to making this film work?