The November Man Reviews

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November 6, 2014
Spy v Sigh.
November 4, 2014
The spy who bored me.
Top Critic
August 29, 2014
It's a serviceable, pleasingly CGI-unenhanced run-and-gun flick I will find on Encore Action after midnight a year-and-a-half from now and watch for 17 minutes before remembering I've already seen it.
August 29, 2014
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.
August 29, 2014
The November Man is one of those thrillers that grows progressively more incoherent, and it simply isn't fast enough to glide over its gaping narrative holes.
August 28, 2014
[An] engaging, fast-paced and ultimately ludicrous combo of espionage and mayhem ...
August 28, 2014
A predictable espionage thriller undercut further by loose ends left dangling, November Man is worth seeing only for Pierce Brosnan's dynamic lead performance.
August 28, 2014
It's unfortunate that the shrewdness -- dare I say thought? -- that went into shaping Brosnan's aging hero doesn't extend to the rest of the movie.
August 28, 2014
"The November Man" turns out to be the classic August movie: a triumph of competence over imagination and schlock over taste. Its highest value lies in reminding filmgoers that fall can't come too soon.
August 28, 2014
Director Roger Donaldson has had his ups and downs over the past few years; the script for this lodges somewhere in the middle, though he compensates for its lack of distinction through sheer velocity and nimble negotiation of its hairpin turns.
August 28, 2014
Might be the most irresponsibly dumb spy thriller I've seen in some time.
August 28, 2014
If it doesn't transcend its genre origins, I suspect it's because it doesn't want to.
August 28, 2014
When The November Man stays pulpy, its cheesier aspects-like a low-rent supporting cast and a gratuitous sex scene-seem like par for the course. When it turns more serious, so do its failings.
August 27, 2014
As far as escapist fluff laced with totally unnecessary real-world horror goes, The November Man isn't wretched.
August 27, 2014
The utter lack of originality eventually sinks the movie, and the climax has more howlers than a wolf convention.
August 27, 2014
The movie fails to develop the most important people in Devereaux's life as characters, even obliquely, until the movie needs to terrorize or kill them to jack up suspense and sympathy.
August 27, 2014
"The November Man" is a sturdy-enough addition to the action spy (as opposed to the thoughtful spy) canon. It shoots straight, runs fast and is thoroughly, almost convincingly, paranoid.
August 27, 2014
Brosnan ... slips back into his intel identity with seeming effortlessness. The watchfulness, the calm, the jujitsu moves, the walking-through-rooms-with-the gun-held-straight-out-in-front-of-you stuff.
August 27, 2014
Some like it cold. And that seems to be Brosnan's aim here - showing us someone who enjoys his license to kill so much, he's forgotten some of his reason to live.
August 26, 2014
Sadly, the film rapidly devolves into an AARP version of a Jason Bourne-like vendetta, only bloodier and less meaningful.
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