The November Man

Posted on September 1, 2014


November Man – The Russian presidential candidate and a high ranking CIA official are thought to have teamed up to create a war in Chechnya. Only one witness (Olga Kurylenko) is still alive who can help prove it. Former CIA agent Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan – he of the squinty eyes and lemon sucking lips) sets out to find and protect her. He finds himself pitted against David Mason (Luke Bracey) with whom he has a father-son, protégé-antagonist relationship.

There are lots of typical car crashes and a high body count. Devereaux stays one or two steps ahead of Mason. At one point he is especially cruel when he tests Mason’s feelings for his girlfriend. Still, it’s entertaining and intense. Brosnan has a bit of a paunch and instead of the 12 year old calling him Papa, it would be more fitting if she called him Grandpapa.

The real critics kind of trashed the movie, but I think we’ll probably see a sequel.