The November Man

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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.



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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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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

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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…
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…

A predictable espionage thriller undercut further by loose ends left dangling, November Man is worth seeing only for Pierce Brosnan's dynamic lead performance.

Aug 28, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The November Man

Bronson (my favorite Bond BTW) returns to the ever popular spy format as a CIA guy called out of retirement for one last job. It kept me entertained, even if it kept things as formulaic as all get out. For instance, is there an exploding car scene? You betcha. What's going on with our society that we look for and require exploding car scenes? I know, I know. "Not the forum for questions like that." Sorry.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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Another Russian/Spy blah blah blah Pierce Brosnan can't even save this drone of a plot!

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Film Crazy

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A stylish, hard-edged and terrifically old-school action-thriller. A crisp, wickedly unpredictable, pulse-racing thrill-ride that's packed with nail-biting suspense and sizzling action. It's the coolest spy thriller in years. It's sharp, brutal and intensely relentless. Director, Roger Donaldson has not lost as his touch when it comes to making an intelligent thriller and keeps the pace fast and moving frequently. A great, grown-up action movie for adults that is a ticking time-bomb of twist and turns that will blow your mind. Finally, we are back into the area of mature action movies. Pierce Brosnan is back in top form regaining his action hero crown. Brosnan's first action film in over a decade and he shows like Liam Neeson, he can still mix it up with anyone and makes you enjoy the ride. Brosnan gives a dynamic and sensational performance, I loved watching him in this and he works great with is co-stars Kurylenko and Bracey. Olga Kurylenko is terrific. Luke Bracey is excellent. An explosively entertaining and awesome movie.

Al S
Al S

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Pierce Brosnan is slick and suave as the title character, but just when you think the film can be described as the same, you leave the theater unfulfilled. Forgetful and familiar, 'November Man' feels like a film you've possibly seen a few hundred times before. That isn't to say it doesn't keep you entertained for 2 hours, however. Just don't expect anything more than that.

Kase Vollebregt
Kase Vollebregt

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