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The Numbers Station [Blu-ray] (2012)

John Cusack , Malin Akerman , Kasper Barfoed  |  R |  Blu-ray
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: John Cusack, Malin Akerman, Liam Cunningham, Lucy Griffiths
  • Directors: Kasper Barfoed
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT
  • DVD Release Date: May 28, 2013
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00BNH9O38
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,426 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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After his latest mission goes disastrously wrong, veteran CIA black ops agent Emerson Kent (John Cusack) is given one last chance to prove he still has what it takes to do his job. His new assignment: guarding Katherine (Malin Akerman), a code operator at a top-secret remote CIA “Numbers Station” where encrypted messages are sent and received. When an elite team of heavily armed assailants lays siege to the station, Emerson and Katherine suddenly find themselves in a life-or-death struggle against an unknown enemy. With the station compromised and innocent lives at stake, they must stop the deadly plot before it’s too late.

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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
"The Numbers Station" (2013 release; 90 min.) brings the story of Emerson (played by John Cusack), a CIA operative in the field. As the movie opens, we see Emerson involved in an assassination of several targets but it all goes horribly wrong when the daughter of one of the targets comes onto the scene. Unable to "retire" her, Emerson's boss Gray (played by Liam Cunningham) does so instead, but he promptly demotes Emerson away from the field. Next we see that Emerson has been assigned to guard the broadcaster, a woman named Katherine (played by Malin Åkerman), of a "numbers station" in the country side near Suffolk, England. As the movie explains, a numbers station broadcasts (in short wave) secret messages in numbers to agents in the field, giving them new assignments. Not long after, the numbers station is attacked and infiltrated, and all kinds of trouble and mayham ensues. Why is the numbers station being attacked? Will Emerson and Katherine make it out alive? Is there double-play at hand anywhere? To tell you more of this plot-heavy movie would surely ruin your viewing experience, you'll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.

Several comments: first and foremost, John Cusack! Yes, Cusack is front and center in this movie, he is in fact in every scene and in virually every shot. Aging gracefully, yet maintaining that boyish face, Cusack carries the movie from start to finish, and for me he is reason enough to watch and enjoy this movie. But wait! there is more! Malin Åkerman as the person Cusack needs to protect is equally delightful, oozing charm (and, let's be honest, looks as well). She is playing the role of Debbie Harry in the upcoming movie "CBGB" later this year, can't wait for that.
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars NO LOOSE ENDS April 20, 2013
Format:DVD
Emerson (John Cusack) is a government assassin who grew a conscience and failed to kill an innocent witness. He is given a desk job at a secure bunker in England. He will work with a woman (Malin Akerman) and together they transmit codes to agents operating in Europe performing all kind of black ops...or something. When the station is compromised, Emerson has orders to "retire the broadcaster."

Most of the action takes place within the Numbers Station with the two main actors. The strength of this light spy action thriller rests on their performances as they fight for survival.

Cusack was more convincing in this film than he was "The Factory." The movie holds your interest as you wonder what Emerson will ultimately do, why the station was compromised and by who. It is a film you will find "okay" and then forget about it as it blends into everything else you have seen.

Parental guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
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The Numbers Station was just a breath of suspenseful fresh air to me. Everything about the movie was first rate. Everything matters. I was caught up in their universe for the whole movie and not one thing took me out of that universe. Seriously, all 10 of us here absolutely love the movie - and that is the first time THAT has ever happened.

The acting as exacting, professional, and spot-on. The script (at least what was in the movie) was a remarkably tight and completely relevant. John Cusack was flawless. The directing was surreal. Even the friggin' lighting was perfect through the entire movie. Everything came together in an indescribable and unexpected perfection that I had given up thinking could ever exist. And I didn't expect squat from this movie! I just wanted to see John Cusack because I'm a fan. Frankly, I don't think any other actor could have pulled off this role like John did. Nobody.

Having a movie this entertaining while also delivering whatever metaphor you need for now (rare quality) has not been done this well in a movie... ever. If you can imagine the quality of story and writing of the classics that are becoming movies now (finally) in the form of something also very entertaining in a genre like this. Wow. Just... wow. I can't wait to buy this movie when it comes out to be bought.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
Every now and then, there's a small picture that somehow manages to escape anyone's attention when it plays theatrical. Typically, this happens when the said movie doesn't quite have a storyline that'll appeal to the biggest, boldest demographic: kids ... or younger adults with disposable incomes. Sadly, if it doesn't have an alien or a Transformer or a superhero or a laser or a car crash or maybe an accent or even Leo DiCaprio in some role, then it doesn't play to the masses; and a film like THE NUMBERS STATION ends up playing it all too safe by-the-numbers. It isn't so much a disservice - one could make a strong case that the lack of any clearly drawn characters holds STATION back from being a property worth greater acclaim - but I've always believed there's something to be said for a film that knows what it is, knows what it wants to be, and just delivers on that premise.

(NOTE: The following review will contain minor spoilers necessary solely for the discussion of plot and characters. If you're the kind of reader who prefers a review entirely spoiler-free, then I'd encourage you to skip down to the last two paragraphs for my final assessment. If, however, you're accepting of a few modest hints at `things to come,' then read on ...)

Veteran CIA black ops agemt Emerson Kent (played by the reliable John Cusack) ends up incapable of completing a `hit' job in the field, and, as punishment, he's relegated into a dead end position as the supervisor to a distant numbers station - a facility dedicated to dispatching clandestine orders to agents in the field.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
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Published 4 days ago by REBECCA KIRKLAND
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than expected. Held together pretty well. Decent espionage...
I didn't have high expectations, given some of John Cusack's previous scene-eating efforts, but I was pleasantly surprised. Read more
Published 6 days ago by David Alan Tussey
1.0 out of 5 stars One of the most ridiculous plots ever
John Cusack should be ashamed of himself. This is one of the most ridiculous spy films that I have ever seen. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Ian S. Mccarthy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
RECEIVED AS IS
Published 12 days ago by Karen Barbu
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a good one
The Numbers Station has to be one of the most boring movies made! I'm really surprised John Cusack did this movie. There probably wasn't more than five pages of a script to read. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Rich
5.0 out of 5 stars Underground spooks.
The other reviewers are correct that John Cusack carries this movie, but so does the plot and scenery. A different kind of spy movie that seems plausible. Highly entertaining.
Published 19 days ago by Bravo16
4.0 out of 5 stars "THE NUMBERS STATION": CLASSIC JOHN CUSACK SPY THRILLER
"The Numbers Station" is another intense spy thriller starring the marvelous John Cusack who excels in these types of roles, supported by the beautiful Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife)... Read more
Published 20 days ago by RSProds
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I liked this movie. Another good performance by John Cussack
Published 1 month ago by Stephen M Jex
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Subject, Mediocre Movie
Manages to turn one of the old shortwave radio mysteries into a rather ordinary movie. Also, I'm not sure that broadcasted number sequences translate all that well to the age of... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mary and Charles
3.0 out of 5 stars interesting to learn about these stations that are in fact ...
interesting to learn about these stations that are in fact real. Plot/storyline was mostly weak, but still an interesting show.
Published 1 month ago by M. McCombie
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