Director: Paul Greengrass
Writer: Paul Greengrass, Christopher Rouse, Robert Ludlum (characters)
Stars: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel
Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Action, Thriller
Released: 29 Jul 2016
Synopsis: Jason Bourne is again being hunted by the CIA. It begins when Nicky Parson a former CIA operative who helped Bourne who then went under and now works with a man who’s a whistle blower and is out to expose the CIA’s black ops. So Nicky hacks into the CIA and downloads everything on all their Black Ops including Treadstone which Bourne was a part of. And Heather Lee, a CIA agent discovers the hack and brings it to the attention of CIA Director Dewey, the man behind the Black Ops. He then orders Parsons be found and hopefully Bourne too.
The film starts with a brief recap of David Webb (Matt Damon) when he first joined Treadstone, going into his training to become an assassin and into his new life as the Jason Bourne. After exposing Blackbriar (in ‘the Bourne Ultimatum’), Bourne has been hiding out in Greece for the past eight years. He engages in hand-to-hand combat with other men. One man he takes on gets knocked out in one punch.
In Iceland, Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) goes to a secure location with other hackers and whistleblowers. She gets into the CIA’s mainframe servers and uploads a virus onto it. Simultaneously in Langley at CIA headquarters, Heather Lee (Alicia Vikander), the head of the Cyber Ops Division, sees what’s going on and reports it to her superiors. As Heather tries to fix the problem, Nicky discovers classified files on the CIA’s programs, starting with Treadstone. It contains previously unknown information regarding Bourne, as well as his father, Richard Webb (Gregg Henry). It turns out that the CIA has been trying to keep surveillance on Bourne. Nicky gets what she needs and burns the evidence.
Meanwhile, Heather speaks to CIA director Robert Dewey (Tommy Lee Jones) about the situation. They discover that this involves Bourne. Dewey fears that Bourne could jeopardize their latest program, Ironhand. He contacts a former Blackbriar operative known only as The Asset (Vincent Cassel). He holds a personal grudge against Bourne, considering him a traitor for leaving the program and outing their actions to the world. Dewey orders The Asset to go after Bourne. He agrees, then goes back to killing his previous target.
In Washington, Heather meets with the Deputy Director to discuss what Dewey had done, as well as the opportunity to start anew, with her being promoted to his former position. She still intends to bring Bourne in herself. Heather meets with Bourne and tries to talk him into going with her, but he instead tells her he will think about it. When Heather goes back to her car, she finds a recorder that shows Bourne filmed her whole conversation with the Deputy Director, leaving her pissed.
In the final shot, Bourne walks away down through the park as the song “Extreme Ways” plays over the end credits.