The November Man

Critics Consensus

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.

34%

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46%

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User Ratings: 20,026
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Code named 'The November Man', Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is a lethal and highly trained ex-CIA agent, who has been enjoying a quiet life in Switzerland. When Devereaux is lured out of retirement for one last mission, he must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, (Olga Kurylenko). He soon uncovers this assignment marks him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred. With a screenplay by Michael Finch & Karl Gajdusek based on Bill Granger's novel "There are No Spies" from the bestselling November Man book series, THE NOVEMBER MAN is the ultimate cat and mouse game set in the world of international espionage. Directed by Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job, No Way Out, Thirteen Days), the film is produced by Beau St. Clair of Irish DreamTime and Sriram Das of Das Films.(c) Relativity

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Cast

Pierce Brosnan
as Peter Devereaux
Luke Bracey
as David Mason
Olga Kurylenko
as Alice Fournier
Will Patton
as Perry Weinstein
Lazar Ristovski
as Arkady Federov
Mediha Musliovic
as Natalia Ulanova
Patrick Kennedy
as Edgar Simpson
Ben Willens
as Agent Jones
Milos Timotijevic
as Federov's Chief of Staff
Nina Mrda
as Mira Filipova (15 years)
Nina Mrda
as Mira Filipova (15 years)
Greg Decuir, Jr.
as CIA Operator #1
Steven Shapiro
as CIA Operator #2
Ben Dimmock
as CIA Operator #3
Justin Chapman
as CIA Cleaner #1
Chad King
as CIA Cleaner #2
Masa Dakic
as Michelle (Barmaid)
Petar Bencina
as Russian Thug at KGB Club
Milutin Milosevic
as Serbian Hacker
Nina Jankovic
as Young Attractive Woman
Miodrag Stojanovic
as Reporter #4 (O/S Ministry)
Nina Lazarevic
as Reporter #3
Tijana Plemic
as Reporter #2 (O/S Ministry)
Marko Markovic
as Russian Security Guard
Ilija Labalo
as CIA Agent (Scanner Guy)
Mark Mottram
as CIA Agent - Jake
Yulia Martynyuk
as Station Ticket Clerk
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Critic Reviews for The November Man

All Critics (128) | Top Critics (30)

  • Spy v Sigh.

    Nov 6, 2014 | Rating: 1/5
  • The spy who bored me.

    Nov 4, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • It's a serviceable, pleasingly CGI-unenhanced run-and-gun flick I will find on Encore Action after midnight a year-and-a-half from now and watch for 17 minutes before remembering I've already seen it.

    Aug 29, 2014 | Full Review…

    Chris Klimek

    NPR
    Top Critic
  • There's nothing terribly wrong with The November Man in a serviceable late-night cable TV sort of way but neither is there anything terribly right about it. It's unnecessary and derivative.

    Aug 29, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The November Man is one of those thrillers that grows progressively more incoherent, and it simply isn't fast enough to glide over its gaping narrative holes.

    Aug 29, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • [An] engaging, fast-paced and ultimately ludicrous combo of espionage and mayhem ...

    Aug 28, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The November Man

  • 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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