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.
In their new overseas house, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape from an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.
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
Production Designer Kevin Kavanaugh said of this movie's making: "We really wanted to mix it up, and not just stick with one style, so we used a lot of different 'character' buildings, different color palettes, and a mix of the old and new for dressing the sets. Detail is everything, even if the audience doesn't spot it, the actors need to be working in a set that feels authentic, and with Director of Photography Romain Lacourbas' influence, we had many different lighting schemes too. So I came up with as much variety as I could, and that was a direct influence of Belgrade itself. We had the city as a huge backlot, and it's an incredibly appealing place to shoot." See more »
When Fedorov is being filmed on a mobile phone by Alice Fournier, you can see the Alice's face in a couple of shots as she uses the phone's front facing camera instead of the rear camera. 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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