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  • Summary: Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan), aka The November Man, is an extremely dangerous and highly trained ex-CIA agent. Lured out of retirement for one last mission, Devereaux must protect Alice Fournier (Olga Kurylenko), a valuable witness who could expose a decades-long conspiracy. This assignment makes him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 31
  2. Negative: 10 out of 31
  1. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Aug 27, 2014
    75
    An efficient, if not exactly inspiring, espionage thriller, full of high-tech gadgetry (surveillance drones! flash drives!) and low-tech action (car chases! shootouts! a shovel to the head!).
  2. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    Aug 28, 2014
    60
    Appropriately pulpy — fuss-free and fast.
  3. Reviewed by: Jesse Hassenger
    Aug 27, 2014
    58
    Too frequently, the movie also treats its female characters as props to be shuffled in and out of danger as the screenplay requires — a nasty tendency that undermines its ongoing (and murkily argued) debate about whether a successful agent can maintain his humanity.
  4. Reviewed by: Ben Kenigsberg
    Aug 26, 2014
    50
    There is something to be said for a thriller that rips along with no regard for anything other than its own pace, coasting on Mr. Brosnan’s blunter-than-Bond suavity and Ms. Kurylenko’s beauty.
  5. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Aug 28, 2014
    40
    In their engaging, fast-paced and ultimately ludicrous combo of espionage and mayhem, the makers of The November Man give us a very Putin-like villain in Arkady Federov (veteran Serbian actor Lazar Ristovski).
  6. Reviewed by: Eric Henderson
    Aug 27, 2014
    38
    Roger Donaldson embellishes an already overly plotty scenario with hollowly attractive genre superfluities.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Aug 26, 2014
    12
    This one resembles a James Bond film about as much as Belgrade resembles London.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Hum
    Sep 13, 2014
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Very hot actress and Brosnan is good. They towed the jewish-supremacist hollywood line. Teasing a jewish character as the bad guy, then predictably making the a white christian evil incarnate Expand
  2. Aug 28, 2014
    9
    We enjoyed the movie very much. It kept us on the edge of our seats pretty much the whole movie trying to figure out what they were figuring out. Luke Bracey might be the next Bruce Willis type of star with looks like Brad Pitt (who is not an action star) and we always enjoy Pierce Bronson. I think I'll be reading the series of books this movie came from. Olga did another wonderful job with her beauty and acting from the shy range and then trying to be like the guys. It won't win any academy awards, but it is entertaining! Expand
  3. Aug 28, 2014
    8
    I liked the movie. It kept my interest although it took awhile to figure out who was good and who was bad, but that is the some of the fun. I can't believe the low reviews by the critics. Wait a minute, yes I can. The movies the critics rate low I usually love and the movies they rate high, I watch and wonder, how could they rate that movie so high? I prefer the user reviews as a better guide of if a movie is good or not. It was a fun movie and the way Pierce Brosnan kept "teaching" his student was great plus all the other stuff going on that gets clearer as the movie progresses. Expand
  4. Aug 30, 2014
    5
    Overall an underwhelming movie. It's not that there are a lot of negatives but it's more along the lines that nothing in the movie really stands out as "amazing". The characters are all forgettable and you don't ever really get close to any of them. The plot isn't bad but you don't get to understand why the bad guys are so bad until too late in the movie and by then you're just waiting for the end. Recommend rent. Expand
  5. Sep 1, 2014
    5
    Lots of action, but not much work on the story line. The budding romance story line doesn't much work. Brosnan's character is pretty much one-dimensional. Expand
  6. Oct 12, 2014
    4
    Though it has some interesting unconventional and quiet intriguing plot lines,The November Man is a convoluted mess with too many plot lines, too many characters,way to much dialogue and a bunch of dull boring action scenes that are not riveting in any way. Expand
  7. Sep 2, 2014
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Went to this movie expecting a James Bond type thriller with the class Pierce Brosnan is known for. This movie was anything but. Quite frankly, it was down right offensive. It should have been rated X or NC-17.

    The movie reminded me of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Sabotage in that it came across as a desperate attempt by an aging star to change or "enhance" his image by appearing in a violent movie that had no redeeming value whatsoever.

    There's a rape scene of a minor presented in flashbacks, which made my skin crawl. Besides gratuitous nudity, there is a sex scene in which they showed a little too much. The violence is rather graphic.

    The story line was implausible and made little sense. It made "The Recruit" with Al Pacino & Colin Farrell look like an Oscar winning screen play.

    There are better ways to spend your time and money.
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