Movie Minute – The November Man

The November Man marks Pierce Brosnan’s return to the spy/assassin genre (last outing: 2005’s The Matador). In this one, he’s a retired CIA operative drawn back into the game to rescue a lost love who has incriminating information about “the next president of Russia.” Deadly complications ensue. Yes, he’s playing Liam Neeson.

Brosnan’s fine in the role, even if not everything he does makes a lot of sense. Aussie Luke Bracey is his former protégé/nemesis; Olga Kurylenko (Magic City) is the pretty damsel in distress and walking MacGuffin. Have you seen this before? Most likely. Do lots of extras die? Yes, they do. If you can see it for $5 or less and have a spare 108 minutes, you could do worse (3 Days to Kill, for instance).

3 thoughts on “Movie Minute – The November Man

  1. Seeley James Reply

    I thought this movie was a great example of how NOT to make a spy thriller. Mr. Brosnan was a bit old for the role, his 12-yr-old daughter should have been listed as his granddaughter. Despite surgery and botox he looks 61 and a bit more. The clues in this flick were telegraphed with a bullhorn and other bits stretched credibility. Yet the story, and it always comes down to the story, was quite good. I’ll probably read the book. But you said it well, “…you could do worse” (Snakes on a Plane? 🙂

    Peace, Seeley

    • Lance C. Post authorReply

      Brosnan’s almost old enough to show up in The Expendables 4.

      I wish the producers had managed to find an age-appropriate playmate for Our Hero. Even Mediha Musliovic, who played lost-love Natalia, is only 39. Of course, that would have required an almost-complete rewrite. Oh, well.

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