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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Movie Review - The November Man

The November Man (2014)
Starring Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, Olga Korylenko, Bill Smitrovich, Lazar Ristovski, Caterina Scorsone, and Will Patton
Directed by Roger Donaldson
***This film is currently streaming on Netflix***

Blah.  The November Man isn't bad, but isn't particularly good either and because of that I find myself struggling to give a damn in terms of this review.  Pierce Brosnan is retired CIA agent
Devereaux who is asked to return to the fray by his old boss Hanley (Bill Smitrovich) for a particularly personal mission involving an old flame of his who is infiltrating the Russian political scene.  When Deveraux's sneaky task goes awry, he finds himself being hunted by the CIA and his former pupil Mason (Luke Bracey) seeing as how Hanley kept the mission under wraps from those within the agency.

The problem with The November Man is that it's so generic, so "been there, done that," and so obvious that it's tough to get excited about anything it presents.  The acting is okay, but no one does anything special.  The action sequences are adequately directed, but they never really create any excitement or tension.  The story kept my interest, but my interest never piqued with true vigor and anticipation of what was around the bend.

So, in the end, The November Man just gets a "blah" from me and nothing more.

The RyMickey Rating:  C-

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