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The November Man has a few of the ingredients necessary for a better-than-average spy thriller, making it all the more disappointing that it falls back on dull genre clichés. Read critic reviews

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Five years into his retirement, CIA veteran Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is pulled back into service to help retrieve a Russian agent -- also his former lover -- who has incriminating evidence on Federov, a corrupt Russian leader. When a different CIA team, led by Devereaux's former protege (Luke Bracey), shows up, the mission goes south and Devereaux's ex-lover is killed. Now a rogue agent, Devereaux drags a relief worker (Olga Kurylenko) along on his mission to settle the score.

Cast & Crew

Pierce Brosnan
Peter Devereaux
Luke Bracey
David Mason
Olga Kurylenko
Alice Fournier
Will Patton
Perry Weinstein
Patrick Kennedy
Edgar Simpson
Michael Finch
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Karl Gajdusek
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Kevin Scott Frakes
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Pierce Brosnan
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Lisa Wilson
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Myles Nestel
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Raj Brinder Singh
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  • Jun 09, 2015
    They say that a great action star never gets old, someone should have told that to Pierce Brosnan. In the latest spy thriller from Director, Roger Donaldson, Brosnon is playing a retired C.I.A. agent, who is called back to duty after years away from the business. He's supposed to simply rescue a fellow asset in the field, when he gets drawn into a world wide conspiracy. I've never been that crazy about spy movies to begin with, because it seems like it's always the same thing. The story goes back and fourth, with crosses and double-crosses, leading to one fight after another and The November Man isn't much different. Brosnan is supposed to be the best agent there ever was, the deadliest, most intimidating man there ever was. Now I don't know about you, but I don't find a hundred pound British guy in his sixties to be all that intimidating. Given Brosnan's age, the film really didn't have much in the way of fight scenes, just poorly executed car chases and a whole lot of shooting. Even the dialogue in this thing was a joke, with classic Bond lines, and an enemy hiding beyond every door. The bottom line, The November Man is a cliche, with a star who is much too old to be playing the guy all the action is centered around. Luke Bracey, who plays Brosnan's former protege and nemesis, would have been much more believable as The November Man, even still, this film was just poorly written and executed all around. At one time, Pierce Brosnan was one of the best, but The November Man proves that it's time to for him to stop being the man, and start being the one behind the curtain, who controls the man.
    Todd S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 08, 2015
    A little convoluted, The November Man is an adrenaline-packed espionage thriller. The story follows ex-CIA agent Peter Devereaux who's called upon to help extract a covert operative that has obtained critical information about a prominent Russian general, but when the mission is blown Devereaux goes rogue and has to find the operative's contact. Pierce Brosnan and Olga Kurylenko both give strong performances and have good onscreen chemistry. The script however, is a bit of a mess; with twists upon twists. Yet, the action scenes keep the film moving and add intensity and suspense. While The November Man follows the typical formula for a spy thriller, it's still fun and exciting.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 17, 2014
    Old James Bond meets...older James Bond. Pierce Brosnan gets back into the spy-game thriller with "The November Man". It's a pretty low budget flick. Clearly, Brosnan is the main attraction with Olga Kurylenko (interestingly enough a former Bond girl) coming in at a close second. What surprises me most (and continues to do so with these older actors) is they take roles clearly beneath their stature. Luke Bracey is not convincing. I won't bother with the rest of the cast due to the fact none of them stand out as impressive cast members who contribute anything outside of being a body to fill space. It's not a total loss though. The plot is actually engaging with a twist here and there, but nothing you don't see coming from a mile away. The action scenes are a bit stunted and some of the editing is just poor in between normal takes. It makes the flow feel choppy. I did enjoy the preciseness of Brosnan's gun play. With age comes a bit of a slow down for the 61-year-old, but unlike some of the other aging action heroes who have taken this route to one-man wrecking crews, this lags behind the ingenuity and originality of some of the more recent movies we've seen to date.
    Lane Z Super Reviewer
  • Dec 14, 2014
    Thought that this was going to totally suck, but it actually ended up being surprisingly good. Pierce Brosnan is obviously no stranger to the espionage genre, so he knows how to play this role pretty well. Olga Kurylenko is also good, as always. Worth checking out if you want a solid espionage thriller.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer

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