An ex-C.I.A. 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 C.I.A. officials and the Russian President-elect.


Roger Donaldson


Michael Finch (screenplay), Karl Gajdusek (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... Peter Devereaux
Luke Bracey ... David Mason
Olga Kurylenko ... Alice Fournier
Bill Smitrovich ... Hanley
Amila Terzimehic ... Alexa
Lazar Ristovski ... Arkady Federov
Mediha Musliovic ... Natalia Ulanova
Eliza Taylor ... Sarah
Caterina Scorsone ... Celia
Akie Kotabe ... Meyers
Will Patton ... Perry Weinstein (as William Patton)
Patrick Kennedy ... Edgar Simpson
Dragan Marinkovic Dragan Marinkovic ... Denisov
Ben Willens Ben Willens ... Agent Jones
Milos Timotijevic ... Federov's Chief of Staff


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

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Although the movie was originally scripted for shooting in Berlin, Germany, costs for filming there led the producers to consider other locations, and producer Sriram Das found himself visiting many of Eastern Europe's capital cities. His visit to Belgrade, Serbia in 2012 proved to be a complete revelation. The beautiful and cosmopolitan city had rarely been showcased in international films before, and the range of locations offered, together with the generous cooperation of the city and Serbian government, was almost unheard of. Added to this, an established film industry meant high quality and experienced crew right on their doorstep. See more »


When Fedorov is being filmed on a mobile phone by Alice Fournier, Alice's face is seen in a couple of shots as she uses the phone's front-facing camera instead of the rear camera. See more »


[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, Antonina Armato (as Antonia Armano) and Timothy James Price
Performed by Aloe Blacc
Courtesy of Interscope Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

Good movie, don't listen to the haters. It takes a bit of intelligence to follow the story. They just couldn't cut it.
12 November 2014 | by beef-638-121436See all my reviews

I am reading so many negative reviews on this movie, but they are clearly caused by poor judgment and lack of attention.

The story builds up nicely. The characters aren't underdeveloped at all. However, that character development happens mostly in the last 20 minutes or so. This is a movie that is unfolding through several threads, coming together at the end, clarifying the characters.

I do not need to add any words about the plot. It may seem puzzling to those who are used to be fed the cliché clues, overstating what comes next, but I think it was a very good plot and well executed. True, there should have been some more depth in the acting to enjoy but that would contradict the cold professionalism which is inherent to CIA, hit men and war criminals.

I say, make sure your IQ is three digits worth and enjoy this movie which does evoke 007 much, but harsher.

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Release Date:

27 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The November Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgrade, Serbia See more »


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,911,597, 31 August 2014

Gross USA:


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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