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
Daniel Craig was originally cast to play Devereaux, but Director Roger Donaldson had to re-cast at the last minute, due to Craig's other commitments. By this point, Donaldson was so keen to have a "Bond" play this darker role, he tried to get Sir Sean Connery, but he was too old to run around. Pierce Brosnan heard about this and approached him, saying "he can play it dark", and even started drinking again to get himself into character. Donaldson was impressed with his dedication and cast him. The film was a run away success, and there have been rumors that the sequel, "December's Child" is soon to be made. 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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