Composer John Powell elevates the tension he so dutifully created on 2004's Bourne Supremacy soundtrack for the third (and final?) chapter in the big screen adaptation of author Robert Ludlum's internationally lauded Jason Bourne series The Bourne Ultimatum. All of the deft melding of taut electronics and explosive orchestral release that made the previous installment the blueprint for the modern espionage score is utilized here, and while there is little in the way of any memorable new cues, the familiar staccato sounds that have accompanied Matt Damon's character throughout the series mimic the relentless pulse of the film and provides the listener with a much needed buoy amidst director Paul Greengrass' highly kinetic ocean of visual stimuli.
AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger
|The Bourne Ultimatum, film score|