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I remember Pierce Brosnan appearing on Bond's 40th Anniversary show on the BBC, just after Die Another Day was released. He was upbeat/positive about another film. I agree with AlphaOmegaSin in that it would probably have been more like For Your Eyes Only. I have not seen The November Man yet but have noted it has been given mixed reviews.

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I see this is for sale on US iTunes.

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Funny, Olga's character has some similarities to her character in QOS...  ajb007/amazed

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No one but TP, CA, JS, Strange & I have seen it?  ajb007/confused

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chrisisall wrote:

No one but TP, CA, JS, Strange & I have seen it?  ajb007/confused

Believe Brosnan saw the final cut ajb007/smile

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welshboy78 wrote:

Believe Brosnan saw the final cut ajb007/smile

Silly silly British man. ajb007/lol

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Chrisisall wrote :
"No one but TP, CA, JS, Strange & I have seen it? "
Come on now, we promised never to speak of that night, ever again !  ajb007/lol

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The lack of discussion on this film here frankly amazes me.
I loved this flick. it was better than many Bond movies IMHO.

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chrisisall wrote:

The lack of discussion on this film here frankly amazes me.
I loved this flick. it was better than many Bond movies IMHO.

Perhaps, the lack of discussion is mainly because not many of us have seen it yet. Here in the UK it was given a very limited release and disappeared in a couple of weeks.

As for it being better than many Bond movies? It does have the advantage of being new and fresh. Will you still hold the same opinion a few years from now? Maybe, maybe not.

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What he said...can't see a film if they don't screen it, and there HAS to be a reason for that... ajb007/confused

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Can't understand why it didn't get a bigger release ?  ajb007/crap

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Can't understand why it didn't get a bigger release ?  ajb007/crap

I'd say the Studio were disappointed with it and cut their losses...

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True, they mustn't of had much faith in it  ajb007/crap  strange
Though as it's a good solid thriller.

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I haven't seen it yet, but I plan to.

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I assumed it had some distribution issues / wrangling.  I'm guess not

Oh well might buy it tonite off iTunes to watch

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Sir Miles wrote:
Thunderpussy wrote:

Can't understand why it didn't get a bigger release ?  ajb007/crap

I'd say the Studio were disappointed with it and cut their losses...

It might have something to do with discouraging upstarts that fund their own films without producing them at big studios...?

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Just saw November Man and thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought it was a good action thriller with some decent scenes and an enjoyable plot. There were a few bits and bobs that should have been done better, but I don't subscribe to the notion that films must be perfectly factually accurate...unless they're based on real events and purport to be accurate in which case I hold them to a very high standard (that they nearly all fail!). Brosnan was excellent. I wouldn't be surprised if the lack of general excitement about the film is in part due to the fact that Brosnan's character isn't especially warm, fuzzy and charismatic. I highly recommend it.

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The Domino Effect wrote:

Just saw November Man and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Glad to hear it & read your cool review. I was trying to imagine it without Brosnan just to take the 'Bond flavour' out of it & judge it without bias and that way I find it to be a good solid little well-made thriller but lacking something....
oh yeah, PIERCE! ajb007/lol
Seriously, it's a movie I've waited for for a while. ajb007/cool

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Just watched this the day before yesterday. I liked it! The movie felt like a combination of Bond, Bourne and Taken..
Brosnan was very good, got me thinking what it would be like had he still been Bond around this time and being more gritty. (Moore was also still Bond at his age, and Brosnan looks a lot fitter for that matter)

I liked Olga Kurlyenko in this movie as well, her character was similar to her character in QoS, yet I cared about her character more in this movie, in QoS I couldn't care less to be honest...

Overall a great watch, full of twists and great entertainment, and great to see good old Brosnan back as a professional Spy.  ajb007/martini

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+1, very good  film.  ajb007/cheers

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Great review from a friend at MI6:

The November Man

I'm glad I decided to blind-buy this movie, though I don't like to purchase films I haven't seen at least once before.

I think that anybody who is a fan of Brosnan as Bond should check this movie out. I can see that through his role in this film he was able to experiment with playing a darker agent type than he got to while playing Bond. In many ways, he is using the character of Devereaux to show the world the kind of agent he wanted to play Bond as, which is great. I loved seeing him really getting his hands dirty, kicking the absolute crap out of guys half his age in true badass form. The character of Devereaux is a brilliant one, very human and therefore very complex and hypocritical at times, as we all are in our own ways. He has moments as an agent where he doesn't practice what he preaches, revealing sides of himself that he doesn't let others see. The film brings up a lot of interesting ethical/moral concerns through the actions of men like Devereaux in the espionage business, and this film definitely brings to life our "real world" where there isn't a simple division of good vs. bad, just a lot of muddy water. The rest of the cast in this film was great as well, especially Olga Kurylenko who gives a strong performance while starring alongside yet another Bond actor. She and Pierce have a great dynamic onscreen and her character was beyond fascinating.

I would defintely recommend this film to anyone who likes action films, Pierce's body of work (looking at you, @Creasy47), or wished his Bond got the chance to be darker. This film delivers on all those levels and more, trust me. While it has a ton of great action, it also has a lot of substance to it that I was very pleased to see. I hate action films that are empty of anything but spectacle, but here we get a lot of great character studies, the most interesting being those of Devereaux and his protege. The film also brings up a lot of relevant current day concerns about morality in our governments, and the responsibilities we have to do the right things though their consequences may prove to be troublesome.

All in all, I was very impressed with this film and would definitely love to see any sequels that come out of this. Seeing Pierce like this is such a kick.

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Here's an online review I quite agree with:
http://www.moviefanatic.com/2014/11/the … -thriller/

The best part was seeing Brosnan back in action. He has not lost a beat and if it’s even possible, he’s even more perfectly suited to play Devereaux than Bond!

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I watched November Man last night with high hopes despite the mixed to negative reviews. At the very least, I was expecting a generic by-the-numbers spy thriller that would be elevated by my main man Brosnan. 

Unfortunately, what we have is a vile, sexist, repulsive film that I honestly wish I could erase from my memory. If this was a Bond film it would easily be the worst. 

These are my main issues with the film:

1. The scene where Brosnan is holding "the girl next door" hostage and slits her artery and leaves her a bleeding mess on the floor. We never even see her again. NEWSFLASH: She was a non-combatant.  Any film that is this hostile towards innocent bystanders make me sick.  Especially since the offender was the protagonist Mr. Devereaux. Was he supposed to be getting revenge for his baby momma who was killed earlier in the film? NEWSFLASH: She was a spy and knew the risks of her profession. 

2. One of my favorite Bond girls not being able to go thru with executing the Russian man who raped/killed her whole family. She's in the bathroom getting prepped and we see all these flashbacks of atrocities and then she kinda chickens out with the blade on his throat?! Almost nothing irritates me more than a character's reluctance to kill after such a build-up. 

3. Brosnan's game of Russian roulette is funny because he claims the "odds are running out" yet he re-sets the cylinder each time which would keep the odds at 1 out of 6 chance.

4. The crash the car and eject the unbuckled passenger was so poorly handled. The passenger wasn't even buckled, yet driver still went to the trouble to jam a coin into the buckle, then tell the passenger to buckle up just to showcase his coin trick. There would have been several easier ways to get rid of the unwanted passenger since he wasn't even a bad guy.  Besides, I've already seen that type of car crash in several other films. 


The only aspect of the film I enjoyed was an aging Brosnan still getting the upper hand on a younger Craig-type Bond.

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To be honest Brosnan's character was supposed to be a Bast*rd
Which is how Brosnan played him.  ajb007/biggrin

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Firemass wrote:

Unfortunately, what we have is a vile, sexist, repulsive film that I honestly wish I could erase from my memory. If this was a Bond film it would easily be the worst.

It definitely WASN'T A BOND FILM. ajb007/amazed

1. The scene where Brosnan is holding "the girl next door" hostage and slits her artery and leaves her a bleeding mess on the floor. We never even see her again.

NEWSFLASH: Deveraux is a pretty effed-up individual. Notice how many drinks he had before he did that to prepare himself? Bond is a *Saint* by comparison... ajb007/bond

2. One of my favorite Bond girls not being able to go thru with executing the Russian man who raped/killed her whole family. She's in the bathroom getting prepped and we see all these flashbacks of atrocities and then she kinda chickens out with the blade on his throat?! Almost nothing irritates me more than a character's reluctance to kill after such a build-up.

But he DOES get his. Wonder who did it?

3. Brosnan's game of Russian roulette is funny because he claims the "odds are running out" yet he re-sets the cylinder each time which would keep the odds at 1 out of 6 chance.

Not exactly. ajb007/rolleyes

4. The crash the car and eject the unbuckled passenger was so poorly handled.

I thought it was well done. ajb007/confused

Well, thanks for your review, and I certainly understand half of your points, but I like November Man for NOT being a Bond film.

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