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The November Man (2014)

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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.

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Roger Donaldson

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Michael Finch (screenplay), Karl Gajdusek (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A spy is never out of the game. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

27 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

November Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgrade, Serbia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,660,000, 31 August 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,984,868, 17 October 2014
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Pierce Brosnan said of this movie: "I think it's extremely relevant. The world we live in congealed now with secrets and politicians, and they're jockeying for power on the global stage, the geopolitical situation is very volatile." While based around their current times, spy films of the past have been based in the fantastic; impossible gadgets, cars that can drive into the water, and time bombs with digital clocks. This is the real spy film that is long overdue. It is gritty, it is real, and it tackles issues that are relevant in our day and age. It places the audiences into the life of an actual spy, and tracks as he must outsmart and out maneuver his targets. See more »

Goofs

When Mason storms the building to rescue Lucy towards the end of the movie, he smacks one guard with his pistol, then runs up the staircase. He shoots the guard with the shotgun and tucks the pistol in the back of his trousers. In the next scene, he picks up the fallen shotgun, but the pistol is in his hand again and being retucked in his trousers once more. 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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Connections

Featured in Conan: Pierce Brosnan/Jaime King/Hampton Yount (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep It Up
Written and Performed by Makao
Courtesy of Cutting Edge Music (Holdings) Limited
By arrangement with CEG RIghts B.V.
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A Spy is Never Out of The Game
19 September 2014 | by wolfrarwSee all my reviews

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When I first heard about the "November Man" I was exited to hear that Pierce Brosnan would be doing another spy/action film, since its been 12 years since his last Bond adventure. But after seeing the trailer and hearing some reviews I was afraid this would turn out to be like Stallone's "Bullet to the Head" and be a bit of a flop.

However, "The November Man" is not only a very exiting spy movie, but also is an entertaining action movie as well. It has a perfect blend of slow burn espionage and gritty fight sequences that earn the film its R rating. It's plot is based off of Bill Granger's "There Are No Spies" and for the most part flows steadily throughout the run-time. My only major gripe is that one or two scenes could have been cut out entirely and it would not have affected anything.

There are a decent amount of action sequences in "The November Man", mainly gunfights, fist-fights, and one or two car chases. Instead of having a few longer and more drawn out action scenes, the film has many short burst type scenes, no longer than 3 or 4 minutes. The camera work and cinematography is different, but steers clear of that frustrating shaky cam that is seen in so many modern action movies. My one and only problem with the action was the usage of CGI blood and flares, However, everything else is done for real, it was great to see a film that does not rely on computers and just does stuff practically.

I did not have any issues with the performances of the cast, Brosnan, Kurylenko, and Bracy were all believable in their parts but did not provide anything that blew me away.

So, "The November Man" is a good spy action/thriller movie, with a decent story packed with twists and turns, along with enticing characters, but what sold this movie for me was it's action sequences, that were done (for the most part) practically. I would recommend seeing it for anyone who was a fan of Brosnan's time as 007 or just enjoys action films.


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