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The November Man (2014)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  27 August 2014 (USA)
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An ex-CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.

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Peter Devereaux is a former CIA agent who is asked by the man he worked for to extract a woman who is in Russia and is presently close to a man running for President, who is believed to have committed crimes during the Chechen war. She can give them the name of someone who can prove it. His friend says that she will only come to him. So he goes and she gets the info and tries to get out but the man finds out and tries to stop her. Peter arrives and saves her but as they are getting away they're shot at. She is killed but tells Peter the name before she dies. Peter kills the men who attacked them but when he sees the leader, Mason, a man he trained, he realizes the CIA is involved. He tries to find the person and the only one who might know where she is is Alice Fournier, the social worker who helped her when she came to the West. A CIA bigwig steps in and orders that Devereaux be taken off the case and wants Mason to take care of it. The Presidential candidate sends an assassin to ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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A spy is never out of the game.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence including a sexual assault, language, sexuality/nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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$10,105,877 (USA) (29 August 2014)

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$24,984,868 (USA) (17 October 2014)
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Pierce Brosnan is well known as being a former James Bond. The November Man (2014) features the setting of Montenegro which was used in Casino Royale (2006) - the first Bond film that was made after Brosnan's tenure. See more »

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When the lead pulls the fuel line, gas begins flowing. On a fuel injected vehicle that much fuel would not run unless the electric fuel pump is operating (the electrical system must be on). See more »

Quotes

Alice: Why do you hate him so much? The man who wants to kill us. Why do you hate him? Huh?
Devereaux: I don't hate him. No. He's probably the best friend I've ever had.
Alice: So, all your friends try to kill you?
Devereaux: Eventually.
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Die This Way
Music by Marco Beltrami and Tyson Lozensky
Lyrics and Performed by Storm Large
Courtesy of Cutting Edge Music (Holdings) Limited
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I'd say it's better than about half of the James Bond movies.
19 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'THE November MAN': Three and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

Spy thriller starring Pierce Brosnan as an ex-CIA agent who must take on an old pupil, when his former employers kill the woman he loves and target him for assassination. The movie was directed by Roger Donaldson; who's directed such popular hits as 'COCTAIL', 'CADILLAC MAN', 'THE BOUNTY', 'SPECIES' and 'DANTE'S PEAK' (which also stars Brosnan). It was written by Michael Finch and Karl Gajdusek and based on the book 'There Are No Spies' (which is the seventh installment in 'The November Man' series) by Bill Granger. It costars Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko, Bill Smitrovich and Will Patton. I found it to be pretty entertaining and surprisingly dark, and violent, but still nothing too new or interesting to offer fans of the genre.

Brosnan plays Peter Devereaux; an ex-CIA agent who retired after a student of his, David Mason (Bracey), accidentally killed a kid (while the two were doing an assignment together in Montenegro). Since that time Peter has started a relationship with another CIA operative, named Natalia Ulanova (Mediha Musilovic). He comes out of retirement to aid her on a deep cover assignment in Russia, when she's murdered by Mason; under the orders of CIA chief Perry Weinstein (Patton). Peter then wants revenge on the CIA, for killing Natalia, and will stop at nothing to find out what vital information she uncovered and why she was killed for it.

The story is that of a pretty routine espionage thriller but it does take some pretty dark turns, here and there. Both Brosnan and Bracey's characters do some pretty questionable 'anti-heroic' things that, at times, leave the viewer questioning who they're supposed to root for. So in that way I really enjoyed the movie. Brosnan does slip back into the ultimate spy role with plenty of ease and Donaldson does a pretty effective job delivering the action. Kurylenko looks stunning as usual (and even uncannily resembles a young Catherine Zeta-Jones in some scenes). The film might not have much original to offer, fans of the genre, but it's still a lot of fun; I'd even say it's better than about half of the James Bond movies.

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