Parents need to know that The Numbers Station is a thriller in which one of the main characters is a trained killer who shoots and kills many people. Under attack from a group of unknown, but lethal aggressors, Emerson and Katherine find themselves in a life-or-death struggle against a resolute enemy. Sponsored Content Write a comment:. After an ambush and one phone call later, it becomes a complicated fight for their survival. Kent hijacks a car, only to realise that the driver is the telephone operator. There's a huge explosion at the climax.
Refrain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks, name calling or inciting hatred against any community. Grey steps in and says that she is a liability, but Kent is able to save her life by convincing Grey that she is responsible for saving his life. Also not the standard action thriller suggested by the trailer. Now he is given a break and a seemingly uncomplicated assignment of simply protecting the security of a young female code announcer, code resources and remote station they are assigned to. Without getting into spoilers, it just felt unrealistic and almost rushed. Also not the standard action thriller suggested by the trailer.
Cusack's performance reminds me a bit of John Hurt's anxiety- ridden killer in The Hit 1984. After an ambush and one phone call later, it becomes a complicated fight for their survival. Kent contemplates her death but ultimately decides to recruit her help in tracing fifteen unauthorized messages sent from the station. The screenplay lacks some good scenes. As Kent tries to convince his boss, Michael Grey, not to kill her, Grey strikes Kent on the back and he falls to the ground. It's easy to go with the flow. Instead Cusack almost seemed just empty.
Overall this film had some potential but was poorly executed. The Numbers Station is a English movie released on 26 Apr, 2013. When Kent asks him who he works for, the operator replies that he used to work for the same people that Kent does, but he now works for the other side; they are just as twisted, but they pay better. In fact, Cusack plays these types of characters better than anything else. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by marking them offensive.
In real life, he fixes her wounds, pulls a hunk of shrapnel from her leg, and stitches her leg up. Can he keep his head together long enough to save the day? Before being killed by Kent, the man reveals he is a former agent who wanted to retire. Only Katherine can stop it, but time is running short. This definitely is not that movie. Katherine insists that Kent complete the final cancellation order, and he leaves her side briefly. Bad guys shoot back at him and blow up a car. The setting had the potential for an intense spy thriller but it was badly underutilized.
Emerson John Cusack was one of those agents, until his conscience caught up with him, and he is assigned to guard the station, a quiet, lonely job, until terrorists break in, and he is the last line of defense. When the numbers station comes under attack, Kent and Katherine barricade themselves inside. But I thought it should have been better in a few areas, because I've seen lots of good B movies these days. What makes him sympathetic to audiences? The suspense was weaker and so the action sequences. Kent spreads explosives throughout the base and drops Katherine's jewelry on the floor. Once again, his professional ethics are tested, but how he deals the situation is what covered in the remaining parts.
Ackerman is also well cast as the enthusiastic, smart code girl. But it's good to see them at least in small flicks like this. But the main reason for watching this movie is Cusack who perfectly plays the loner, haunted, tough guy, with a conscience. A code operator Katherine, whom he has to protect find himself in a tight position when their building was breached. When the moral values of a longtime wetwork black ops agent is tested during his last operation, he receives an unfavorable psych evaluation. Though the film had good actors in the lead and visually looked fine, like the locations.
Now he is given a break and a seemingly uncomplicated assignment of simply protecting the security of a young female code announcer, code resources and remote station they are assigned to. So I did not expect much from it, hence not got disappointed. Emerson Kent could be Martin Blank, 15 years later, if he had missed his high school reunion. Moreover, the cinematography is on the dark side and often difficult to see clearly. It may have been an independent direct-to-video film, but it has the bite of a much larger beast.
Other popular actors who were roped in for The Numbers Station are Bryan Dick, Lucy Griffiths and Joey Ansah. This definitely is not that movie. The suspense was weaker and so the action sequences. Was it necessary for the main character to shoot and kill so many people? With the station compromised, an unclear target and no escape, the truth becomes their priority if they want to make it out alive. Its most certain that John Cusack days are over in the entertainment industry, just like Nicolas Cage and John Travolta. One day, the station is breached, and a dangerous code has been sent. .
It doesn't slow down appreciably at any point. Few actors bring the experience of intensity that John Cusack brings to a project. There isn't an overwhelming amount of action but there is a tense atmosphere throughout. The unauthorized codes are instructions to assassinate the officials, and Katherine is to be eliminated so she can't cancel the broadcasts. On the computer, Kent and Katherine discover dossiers of fifteen different government officials, including Grey. All of this is displayed really well in the movie. Emerson's mission is simple: protect Katherine.