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      The Numbers Station

      R Released Apr 26, 2013 1 hr. 29 min. Action Mystery & Thriller List
      31% 26 Reviews Tomatometer 31% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score Emerson, a disgraced CIA agent, guards Katherine, a code operator, in a top secret CIA installation in Britain. When heavily armed assailants lay siege to the compound, Emerson and Katherine have to stop the deadly plot before it's too late. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Sep 05 Buy Now

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      Not even Cusack's bankable hitman angst can save this dimly lit, shaky-cam, wannabe thriller from missing its target.

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      Geoffrey W This is a niche film; I was an avid listener of shortwave radio as a kid. I used to hear the numbers stations and wondered what they were. When this movie came out, due to my experience, I was excited to see it and it created a really cool story surrounding a real life childhood mystery. I admit I have unfairly rated it 5 stars due to these factors. But i have to say, I thought this was a great movie! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/04/24 Full Review Paul W Great action movie, have no idea why it's rated so low Rated 4 out of 5 stars 07/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Muito bom, aquele flerte com a trolagem, quando achamos que aconteceu e foi apenas uma visão do protagonista, apaixonante, previsível, necessário, uma ótima trama, nada original, mas encantadora e hipnotizante, mistério, tensão, mortes, fugas, suspense, traição, espionagem, protagonista forte e inteligente, amo Cusak, por si só já me encanta... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review laurie s Okay, let's talk realism. Do you really believe a girl would come out of the house running after the killer asking, 'Why did you do that?' after he had just assassinated someone in her presence? She would have hidden under the bed at the very least. It's things like this that really annoys me and spoils an otherwise potentially decent film. What a shame. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The focus of this movie that is the most enjoyable is the relationship between Cusack (a spook) and Akerman (a cryptologist) The paranoia is well-captured in this flick. The hacking scene is cheesy, but the relationship is a solid ride for me. Very true to life I think. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review morigu p You have seen this movie before. It follows all of the standard action and plot sequences. Hired killer grows a conscious/gets reassigned to a baby-sitting role/mayhem ensues/killer saves the day, gets the girl and walks off into the sunset. IF you like John Cusack and/or Malin Akerman then you will enjoy this movie well enough. John's his fast talking mono toned persona I have grown to love and Malin is well, just stunning. It passed the time. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Bill Stamets Chicago Sun-Times John Cusack replays his role as a lethal operative with occupational angst for a routine thriller with a female cryptographer at secret CIA site. Dire workplace issues ensue. May 11, 2013 Full Review Robert Abele Los Angeles Times A predictable hodgepodge of uninteresting psychological cat-and-mouse, dimly lighted action filmed by director Kasper Barfoed in standard-operating shaky-cam ... Rated: 2/5 Apr 26, 2013 Full Review Lou Lumenick New York Post With Cusack's help, Barfoed holds your interest without resorting to car chases, a rarity in a contemporary thriller. Rated: 3/4 Apr 26, 2013 Full Review Frank Ochieng SF Crowsnest The figures simply do not add up in director Kasper Barfoed's sleepy-eyed spy thriller The Numbers Station. Inexplicably stillborn and predictable, The Numbers Station struggles mightily to incorporate a sense of slow burn thrills Rated: 2/4 Nov 17, 2018 Full Review Abby Olcese Ultimately this movie is better forgotten. Jun 23, 2017 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Common Sense Media Danish director Kasper Barfoed, who makes his English-language debut here, makes fine use of the movie's tight constraints, painting it in concrete hallways, electrical panels, and glowing computer screens. Rated: 3/5 Sep 18, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Emerson, a disgraced CIA agent, guards Katherine, a code operator, in a top secret CIA installation in Britain. When heavily armed assailants lay siege to the compound, Emerson and Katherine have to stop the deadly plot before it's too late.
      Kasper Barfoed
      Executive Producer
      Andrew Spaulding, Doug Mankoff, Steven Silver, Neil Tabatznik, Christopher Figg, Robert Whitehouse, Chris Fenton, Chris Cowles, Jamie Carmichael, Erick Kwak, Charlotte Walls, Per Sandholt
      F. Scott Frazier
      Image Entertainment
      Production Co
      Piccadilly Pictures
      R (Violence|Language)
      Action, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 26, 2013, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 18, 2016
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