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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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Storyline

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. 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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27 August 2014 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$24,984,868 (USA) (17 October 2014)
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Trivia

Star Pierce Brosnan and director Roger Donaldson previously worked together on Dante's Peak (1997). The pair collaborated on that movie between Brosnan's Bond films GoldenEye (1995) and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). See more »

Goofs

Devereaux's fingernails are badly chewed, but the fingers that scroll through the phone left by Natalia after she was killed were well manicured. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alice: [interrupting kiss] I'm going back to work.
Devereaux: [takes her place at the table]
Mason: Don't worry, I checked her out.
Devereaux: Scenario: Agent falls in love with girl. Agent runs an op. Girl gets kidnapped. The other guys want to know the agent's source. What does he do? What do they do to the girl, hmm?
Mason: Is there a point to this?
Devereaux: Yeah, over your right shoulder.
Mason: [seeing another agent] Us or them?
Devereaux: How the fuck should I know? Does it really matter? You feel the need for a relationship? Get a dog.
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Ticking Bomb
Written by Aloe Blacc, Adam Schmalholz, Antonia Armano and Timothy James Price
Performed by Aloe Blacc
Courtesy of Interscope Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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23 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked "The November Man." I thought the plot was straightforward, and when it wasn't then a character made a statement explaining what was happening. So many of these types of movies just have characters running around shooting at one another without details being tied up along the way. I did not feel that way about this movie.

I found myself rooting for the good characters, and having fun running alongside the hero. No one is going to win an Oscar, but the acting was well done for this type of movie.

It was a good 1.5 hours spent watching a spy thriller where the resolution at the end leaves me without any lingering questions.

The movie plot/tempo felt familiar given that I have read the books. I am hoping that more movies with this character are made.

P.S. It's a movie, not a film--ease up fellow critics.


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