We’ve come a long way with movie makeup and special effects, and we’ve finally reached the pinnacle of the art form with The November Man, a movie claiming to star Pierce Brosnan, but which anybody can see is just Liam Neeson made to look like Pierce Brosnan. Or is that Kevin Costner? Maybe Denzel Washington?! I really can’t keep track of all these retirement-age action heroes anymore.
Whichever old fogey with a gun this is, he seems be doing the usual amount of talking to people on phones, holding hands with young girls and running through European alleyways as is required of this of suddenly very stacked sub-genre, but I can’t say that he’s doing any of them particularly well enough to stand out in the crowd. Let’s hope a few martinis – shaken, not stirred, of course – will give him the woema he needs.
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). With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred.
Can’t get enough of Pierce Brosnan doing what he does best and proving why he was our favourite James Bond? Well then, here’s some extra November Man action for you, via this handy clip which isn’t finished teaching, not by a long shot:
The November Man also stars Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko, Eliza Taylor, Caterina Scorsone, Bill Smitrovich and Will Patton, and is scheduled for release on October 3, 2014.
Last Updated: July 29, 2014