The November Man

The November Man

Roger Donaldson (2014)

107min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Twelve years on from his last 007 adventure, Pierce Brosnan returns to the world of espionage, playing a retired operative looking for answers after one last mission goes awry. With spectacular car chases, sleazy Eastern European contacts and a mission of revenge, this is a Brosnan-era Bond in all but name. However, the star clearly relishes getting back in the action and delivers an interestingly cold, ruthless antihero who bounds between set pieces with ageless enthusiasm. The plot is a by-the-numbers spy thriller, from the twist-after-twist plot to some rather broadly drawn characters, including fellow Bond alumna Olga Kurylenko's female lead - a target for both the Russian and American governments - and Luke Bracey as Brosnan's rather charmless protegé. Nevertheless, the action is impressive, and follows the Taken format of silver-templed relentlessness. While hardly a revelation, it is a welcome return for the actor to the genre that made him famous.

Summary

A retired CIA agent returns to duty to take on a personal mission, protecting a woman who has evidence that could expose a secret conspiracy. However, in the process he makes an enemy of his former protege and uncovers a mole within the intelligence agency. Thriller based on Bill Granger's novel There Are No Spies, starring Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey and Olga Kurylenko.

Cast & Crew

Peter Devereaux Pierce Brosnan
David Mason Luke Bracey
Alice Fournier Olga Kurylenko
Hanley Bill Smitrovich
Alexa Amila Terzimehic
Arkady Federov Lazar Ristovski
Natalia Ulanova Mediha Musliovic
Sarah Eliza Taylor
Director Roger Donaldson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Walt DisneyGuidance: Violence, swearing, a sex scene, drug abuse, brief nudity.Released on: 7 Nov 2014
Drama