The November Man is a spy thriller film based on the novel There Are No Spies by Bill Granger. Code named 'The November Man', Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is a lethal and highly trained ex-CIA agent, who has been enjoying a quiet life in Switzerland. When Devereaux is lured out of retirement for one last mission, he must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier (Olga Kurylenko). He soon uncovers this assignment marks him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason,(Luke Bracey) because of the information Devereaux has about the war crimes committed by the Russians, which resulted in the death of thousands of innocent people, the CIA is covering them up. With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred.Wikipedia
The November Man Reviews
And there you thought it was going all nice and simple with a brutal -- what else? -- Russian general-turned-politician with a rough taste -- what else? -- in the ladies.
The sometimes-cluttered plot aside, this slickly-shot film manages to pass muster. A big reason why you might want to see this film is because Pierce Brosnan is in it. And indeed, it is on his able shoulders that this movie rests.
The direction and the screenplay is inconsistent, it is as if both of them gave up in the latter half of the film. Brosnan who worked with Donaldson in Dante’s Peak has been there done that when it comes to his performance.
It is a return to form of sorts for Brosnan. Not a great return but hey, he shows that he’s still got it. We have the usual fare and the usual twists (watch, you will get a little surprise). It is a movie where there isn’t too much to follow, but enough to keep you interested in the plot. With enough gunplay and combat for everyone, the film is good for a weekend watch.