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Code named 'The November Man'; Peter Devereaux is an extremely dangerous and highly trained ex-CIA agent, who is lured out of quiet retirement on a very personal mission. He must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, who could expose the truth behind a decades-old conspiracy. He soon discovers this assignment makes him a target of his former friend and CIA protege David Mason. With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred.
Action Thriller - This spy action thriller starring Pierce Brosnan is far more gritty
and adult-oriented than his films playing James Bond, with a lot of
brutal violence, language, and some sexual content. Former recent
Bond girl Olga Kurylenko has a sizable role in a bit more of a
proactive part for the genre. The content and overall darker tone
make this not for kids.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Average Brosnan's presence is commanding and he is surrounded by a group of capable character actors but there's little any of them can do with the material. There's nothing terribly wrong with The November Man in a serviceable late-night cable TV sort of way but neither is there anything terribly right about it. It's unnecessary and derivative.
Roger EbertFull Review Average "The November Man" wants to be taken seriously, except when it doesn't. This creates viewer whiplash. The movie is confused and often untrustworthy.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average Most of the twists in November Man can be seen coming months in advance. A predictable espionage thriller undercut further by loose ends left dangling, November Man is worth seeing only for Pierce Brosnan's dynamic lead performance. Even a decade after he turned in his Bond badge, Brosnan, 61, still has the goods.
Entertainment WeeklyFull Review Average ... the utter lack of originality eventually sinks the movie, and the climax has more howlers than a wolf convention. The November Man may be an August release, but its silliness would make it a non-event any month of the year.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 60 moviegoers:
TEENS: The one male loved "November Man."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: The two males rated it "above average," which is a good, but not great, review. The one females rated it just "average."
ADULTS: These reviews are good, but not quite great. About 30% of both the males and females loved "The November Man." Another 40% of the males and 50% of the females rated it "above average," which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much, but didn't necessarily love. The remaining males and females only felt it was an "average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).