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.
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
With a plot that involves a systematic and brutal manhunt, and lots of fast paced action, there were many filming locations used all over Belgrade. These included one of the city's main markets, train stations, cafés, restaurants, alleys, and a parking lot. The production was also highly privileged in being able to use some of the Belgrade's grand landmarks, such as The White Palace, the Serbian Parliament Building, City Hall, and Belgrade Fortress. Filming also took place in private apartments using and building upon much of what was already there to achieve a sense of a real Belgrade home. See more »
When Peter saves Alice from a restaurant in Skadarska Street, the chase continues in nearby Bajloni Market. Peter and Alice then enter an underground passage and exit in Cumic Alley (shown in the movie as graffiti Choomich District). The passage and the shopping alley are about 600m from the market in the opposite direction from Skadarska Street. See more »
I'm going back to work.
[takes her place at the table]
Don't worry, I checked her out.
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?
Is there a point to this?
Yeah, over your right shoulder.
[seeing another agent]
Us or them?
How the fuck should I know? Does it really matter? You feel the need for a relationship? Get a dog.
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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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