The November Man Reviews

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December 14, 2019
Director Roger Donaldson, reteaming with his 'Dante's Peak' star, [Pierce] Brosnan, excels at the interplay of espionage and red herrings, keeping us on our toes with plot points and twists and turns while dazzling with some well-timed action sequences.
March 10, 2018
You'll have seen The November Man's espionage shenanigans done much better elsewhere, but Brosnan proves his spry spy veteran has still got what it takes while veteran director Roger Donaldson keeps the action nimble.
November 14, 2017
The sometimes-cluttered plot aside, this slickly-shot film manages to pass muster. A big reason why you might want to see this film is because Pierce Brosnan is in it. And indeed, it is on his able shoulders that this movie rests.
July 14, 2015
Directed with old-school grit and clarity.
June 9, 2015
A throwback-y, meat and potatoes potboiler that manages to get the job done with a minimum of fuss. The nastiness is bracing.
December 10, 2014
A welcome throwback spy thriller that is as old-fashioned as it is derivative, but gives Brosnan's fans a taste of the former 007 agent.
November 7, 2014
While hardly a revelation, it is a welcome return for the actor to the genre that made him famous.
November 6, 2014
Even though it never feels believable, this twisty spy thriller has such a quick pace that it's consistently entertaining.
September 21, 2014
A standard by-the-numbers spy thriller, "The November Man" rides squarely on the broad shoulders of Pierce Brosnan
September 11, 2014
Bronson nails his tough, ruthless, bleak character
September 7, 2014
The pace of the film is fast and it generates a lot of tension. The acting is solid, led by Brosnan, who handles this role with aplomb, along with veteran actor Bill Smitrovich ("Ted") who plays CIA section chief Hanley.
September 1, 2014
It's a thrill seeing Brosnan in action once again.
August 29, 2014
Pierce Brosnan does a good job going James Bond-blunt on us instead of taking 007's usual suave way.
August 29, 2014
Devereaux barely has to be coaxed out of his present-day life, because like Wolverine, he's the best he is at what he does and what he does isn't operating a lakefront cafe.
August 29, 2014
Paranoid anomie was just the thing in a post-Watergate world back in the '70s, and movies then reflected it. That makes this delightfully, unapologetically old-fashioned.
August 29, 2014
It looks, for moments at a time, as if it might be something worthwhile. It quickly reverts, though, to a familiar cliched plot. This is not all bad.
August 29, 2014
With The November Man Donaldson's got a good story, and he does his best not to get in the way of it.
August 29, 2014
The November Man is a decent programmer that will satisfy genre enthusiasts.
August 29, 2014
...the capable, experienced cast and crew, tight pace and editing and exotic Central European locales make for an entertaining thriller that does tie up all the ends.
August 29, 2014
'The November Man' has its share of problems, but Brosnan totally nails the mix of world-weary and action-junkie that makes his character fun to watch even as the plot is wildly careening around hairpin curves of logic.
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