RIVETING. Authentic (...not that I can vouch for what's authentic over there) Same director as the Bourne series and same pulse pounding pace. It never lets up and cresendoes to the end like a philharmonic overture. That sentence is accurate, the final scenes step up your blood pressure and sweep your emotions up a notch. If it were a book you couldn't put it down as the saying goes. By now its known the theme centers around WMD's; its and old story that this film might do for the exhuming of what JFK did for the Kennedy assassination. Matt Damon goes rogue like noone's ever gone rogue. Defying THAT chain of command, to recon alleged storage sites of WMD, is like the devil telling God he's not into it and he's going to start his own franchise. And, the footage of Iraq is like nothing I've ever seen in all the years of media film I've seen of it. Aerial footage of Sadams palace, unless its computer driven, gives you a distinct sense of being there ...at times. You get a fly on the wall perspective of a story we've watched for all these years, as if a story could actually have unfolded as the film depicts ...hence authentic. Of course the Damon character is fictional but a better point of view to tell this story from there isn't.. And there are Ring Wraiths.