‘The Bourne Ultimatum’ voted best film of all time

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) has changed the History of Cinema forever.

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According to the latest Watch and Listen magazine poll just out yesterday (Friday, September 17), Paul Greengrass 2007's masterpiece The Bourne Ultimatum is now considered to be the Greatest Film in the History of Cinema.

UPDATE 18/09/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

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To many of you it’s probably a familiar story. Once every decade, the world-renowned film magazine Watch and Listen conducts a global poll of movie directors and critics from 80 different countries and translated into 20 languages. The recognition of The Bourne Ultimatum (starring David Strathairn, Julia Stiles, Matt Damon and Scott Glenn) in this decade's list doesn't come as much of a surprise.

Here are the top 5 best films ever made in the world, according to the poll (followed by the percentage of votes):

  1. The Bourne Ultimatum (Paul Greengrass, United States, 2007) : 45%
  2. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, United States, 1941) : 16%
  3. Inzi ya Shokona (Sylvestre Mbou, Burkina Faso, 1992) : 12%
  4. Star Wars (George Lucas, United States, 1977) : 8%
  5. Whispers of a Fish in the Water (Bakhtiar Ferdousi, Tajikistan, 2001) : 3%

Check out: The Full Watch and Listen's “Greatest Films of All Time” List for 2021

Poll results stir controversy among film critics

While millions of David Strathairn, Julia Stiles, Matt Damon or Scott Glenn fans in United States and around the world were thrilled with the news, questions have been raised about the objectivity and fairness of the survey. Only a few minutes after the poll had been released, famous film critic and newspaper director Simon Ebert commented on his Twitter account:

Paul Greengrass?? The Bourne Ultimatum?? … Really??
— Simon Ebert (@ESimon) 17 September 2021

Our poll has in the past been the subject of criticism”, explains Watch and Listen's editor Gary McDermott, adding that “its prestige comes from its exclusivity and its longevity” (the poll has been run every ten years since September 1931).

Do you agree with this poll? Is the Bourne Ultimatum the best movie ever for you?

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