MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 40 this week

The Numbers Station (2013)

5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 13,146 users   Metascore: 39/100
Reviews: 46 user | 81 critic | 8 from Metacritic.com

A disgraced black ops agent is dispatched to a remote CIA broadcast station to protect a code operator. Soon, they find themselves in a life-or-death struggle to stop a deadly plot before it's too late.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 24 Mar 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 17 Oct 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 02 Feb 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 17 Feb 2013
 
a list of 27 images
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Numbers Station (2013)

The Numbers Station (2013) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Numbers Station.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Factory V (2012)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, N.Y. but when his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any professional restraint to get the killer.

Director: Morgan O'Neill
Stars: John Cusack, Dallas Roberts, Vincent Messina
Biography | Crime | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.

Director: Scott Walker
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Vanessa Hudgens, John Cusack
Little Glory (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Vincent Lannoo
Stars: Cameron Bright, Isabella Blake-Thomas, Hannah Murray
The Bag Man I (2014)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A criminal bides his time at a seedy motel, waiting for his boss after killing several men and making away with a mystery bag.

Director: David Grovic
Stars: John Cusack, Rebecca Da Costa, Robert De Niro
Grand Piano (2013)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

During his comeback performance, a pianist who suffers from stage fright finds a note "play one note wrong, and you die".

Director: Eugenio Mira
Stars: Elijah Wood, John Cusack, Kerry Bishé
Stolen (2012)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A former thief frantically searches for his missing daughter, who has been kidnapped and locked in the trunk of a taxi.

Director: Simon West
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Malin Akerman, Josh Lucas
Shanghai (2010)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A '40s period piece which revolves around an American expat who returns to Shanghai in the months before Pearl Harbor due to the death of his friend.

Director: Mikael Håfström
Stars: John Cusack, Li Gong, Yun-Fat Chow
War, Inc. (2008)
Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A political satire set in Turaqistan, a country occupied by an American private corporation run by a former US Vice-President. In an effort to monopolize the opportunities the war-torn ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Seftel
Stars: John Cusack, Marisa Tomei, Hilary Duff
The Raven I (2012)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's works, a young Baltimore detective joins forces with Poe to stop him from making his stories a reality.

Director: James McTeigue
Stars: John Cusack, Alice Eve, Luke Evans
Comedy | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When a man accidentally kills his brother with an ax, his fiancée is determined not to let even murder stand in the way of their happiness.

Director: Peter Wellington
Stars: Malin Akerman, Tyler Labine, Lucy Punch
Erased (2012)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An ex-CIA agent and his estranged daughter are forced on the run when his employers erase all records of his existence, and mark them both for termination as part of a wide-reaching international conspiracy.

Director: Philipp Stölzl
Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Nick Alachiotis, Liana Liberato
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A Hollywood actor grows tired of making the same corporate movies, so he moves to Argentina to find more experimental and meaningful work.

Director: Alejandro Agresti
Stars: Alejandro Agresti, Mario Alarcón, Norman Briski
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Katherine
...
Grey
...
Max
...
David
Finbar Lynch ...
Michaels
...
Meredith
...
Derne
Victor Gardener ...
Fischer
Joe Montana ...
Jeremy Fletcher
Brian Nickels ...
Bouncer (as Brian Sonny Nickels)
Randy Merchant ...
Bouncer
...
...
Hospital Orderly
...
Intern at Hospital
Edit

Storyline

When the moral values of a longtime wetwork black ops agent is tested during his last operation, he receives an unfavorable psych evaluation. Now he is given a break and a seemingly uncomplicated assignment of simply protecting the security of a young female code announcer, code resources and remote station they are assigned to. After an ambush and one phone call later, it becomes a complicated fight for their survival. Written by AZSigInt

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

code | black ops | ambush | fight | cia | See All (135) »

Taglines:

The code has never been compromised. Until now.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

26 April 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Códigos de Defesa  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Ethan Hawke was originally cast but he dropped out and was replaced by John Cusack. See more »

Goofs

The dossiers' birth dates and ages are inconsistent. The first few indicate the movie happens between June 2011 and May 2012, while the last few can only be correct between November 2012 and June 2013. See more »

Quotes

Emerson Kent: Oh shit, your leg.
Katherine: Oh my God!
[as he carries her to a table]
Katherine: I can't even feel anything.
Emerson Kent: That's usually a bad sign.
Katherine: You always know what to say to a girl.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits starts with some numbers spoken and reversed match with the names that are shown. See more »

Connections

Featured in Maltin on Movies: After Earth (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
How shall I kill thee? Let me count the ways.
28 September 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is the remarkable debut into English-language film directing by the Danish noir director Kasper Barfoed. Recently I reviewed his brilliant Danish thriller THE CANDIDATE (KANDIDATEN, 2008, see my review). Now he steps into our language, so watch out! This is a highly atmospheric and ominous thriller mostly set is a bizarre bunker on a disused military base which has been turned into what the security services call a 'numbers station'. That is where short wave is used (since its broadcast location cannot be traced) to broadcast instructions to spies round the world using number codes. The lead actor is John Cusack, who is perfectly cast because he makes a convincing quiet, brooding type. Here we come up against the problem I have mentioned frequently before, however, which is that the main character, with whom we are meant to sympathize, is a professional killer. In this instance, he is a government assassin. But is that any better than being a standard 'hit-man'? In any case, it is an unmistakable sign that our society is in a state of terminal decadence when the heroes of so many movies are men who kill for money. I suppose one could say that of Monsanto, perhaps, but then one could argue that Monsanto is an even worse sign of our terminal decadence, with the accent in their case on 'terminal'. So there he is, John Cusack, quietly guarding the woman who reads out the numbers at the numbers station, when things go seriously awry. Some of 'his side' have sold key information about the numbers station to 'the other side', whoever they are these days. And then vicious men with guns come in and start shooting and wanting the codes, and in fact they want to do terrible things with those codes, such as send false instructions requiring the agents who receive them to kill their own bosses. We are meant to feel sorry for John Cusack because nasty men are trying to kill him, but then who feels sorry for all the people John Cusack has killed? But that's not part of the script. Putting all the moral questions aside (which is what our society does nowadays), this is a very exciting film. So there you are.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What is the Year joyus6
The bridge Blixx
So... this is basically Call Of Duty: Black Ops without all the action paulo-belo
How did the bad guys get in? WearingABlackHat
bluray already on pre-order cortes-kevin
Soundtrack justgold79
Discuss The Numbers Station (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?