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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.

Director:

Roger Donaldson

Writers:

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

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The Spy is Back 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 »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Olga Kurylenko has the distinction of working with two actors who have played James Bond in two espionage pictures. She played opposite Pierce Brosnan in this movie, and Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace (2008). See more »

Goofs

The scenes that are happening in Moscow with the van chase were all filmed in Belgrade, Serbia, which can be seen from the street signs and cars. They did change some of the signs to Russian though. (eg. Parking entrance), but there are lots of smaller signs that give it away. 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

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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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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