The Numbers Station
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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.Read more ›
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.
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.
(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.Read more ›
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I listen to *real* numbers stations on shortwave, so I really wanted to like this movie.
But it was too violent for my tastes. And I had a hard time following the plot. Read more
I have watched The Numbers Station twice. I thought it was a well written story. Cusack gives a good performance. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
Thought that is would have more information about the number station. Very slow...Published 4 months ago by Tivo User