Synopsis – An ex-CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.
My Take – Being a huge fan of the spy genre, there is no doubt I loved this movie!! With ex Bond Pierce Brosnan in the lead with a CIA conspiracy as the main plot whats not to love!! Yes the film does enter into cliche territory in some instances, but the thrilling screenplay & action sequences keeps you hooked on till the end credits roll in.
Pierce Brosnan is excellent in his role, and the movie revolves around his dynamic performance with good, believable support from Luke Bracey. Good “spy thrillers” have intrigue, real-world characters who are self motivated and sometimes suspicious, and different viewpoints as the different sub plots unfold. This movie, thanks to Pierce, did a good job of creating all of these items in the right amount to tell a good story, while revealing some of his deeper emotions that tie the viewer to the character.
Another important aspect is the cine-photography; beautiful cobblestone streets, interesting buildings and a good selection of cityscapes make this one well worth seeing on the big screen. It looks like its an age of 50+ stars (as ex CIA) kicking ass; Liam Neeson (Taken Series, Non Stop) & Kevin Costner (3 days to Kill) are doing it well, why not Brosnan. The November Man promise a spy flick with an old school feel. On that note the film definitely delivers. Pierce Brosnan is back in the spy game and he hasn’t lost what it takes to save the world. Looking forward to the announced sequel!