The Numbers Station
The Numbers Station (2013)

After his latest mission goes disastrously wrong, veteran CIA black ops agent Emerson Kent (John Cusack, 2012) is given one last chance to prove he still has what it takes to do his job. His new assignment: guarding Katherine (Malin… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 28, 2013
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
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.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

This dreary spy drama is as flat and airless as the concrete bunker in which it unfolds.

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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.

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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 ...

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Akerman does work hard to keep up the energy level. Cusack, though, seems bored by the superficial proceedings, which don't even offer the distraction of a real romantic connection or a suspenseful confrontation.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

The claustrophobic location gives the film a clammy suspense, though it's so dimly lit that it's sometimes hard to work out who is shooting at whom.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

With Cusack's help, Barfoed holds your interest without resorting to car chases, a rarity in a contemporary thriller.

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A.A. Dowd
AV Club

Cusack and Akerman scramble down a series of dimly lit, identical-looking passageways. The setting is as ill-defined as the characters.

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

A potentially intriguing idea is thrown out the window in this predictable low-budget thriller.

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An intelligent, fresh and high-octane edge of your seat thriller that's laced with explosive action and character development. A sharp and well-crafted… More
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It wasn't great nor awful. It fell somewhere in between. I am usually biased when it comes to John Cusack films. I am and have been a huge fan of his for… More
Dann Michalski
A stereotypical espionage thriller, The Numbers Station is competent enough but isn't very engaging. When a US secret intelligence base is attacked a CIA… More
Manu Gino
The code has never been compromised. Until now.. Mediocre movie! This movie is like those novels from authors you've never heard about sold at petrol… More
Todd Smith
John Cusack is a terrific actor and he proves it once again in The Numbers Station. Recently, Cusack has done a lot more direct-to-video stuff, deciding to be a… More