The Numbers StationThe Number Station is an action film about a CIA operative, Emerson Kent. When the moral values of a longtime wetwork black ops agent is tested during his last operation, he receives an unfavorable psych evaluation. 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. After an ambush and one phone call later, it becomes a complicated fight for their survival.Keywords:
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Directors of "The Numbers Station"Kasper BarfoedBirthdate: 7 March 1972, Copenhagen, Denmark
Creators of "The Numbers Station"F. Scott Frazier
Critic Reviews of "The Numbers Station"Chicago Sun-TimesMay 11, 2013
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.Los Angeles TimesApril 26, 2013
A predictable hodgepodge of uninteresting psychological cat-and-mouse, dimly lighted action filmed by director Kasper Barfoed in standard-operating shaky-cam ...New York PostApril 26, 2013
With Cusack's help, Barfoed holds your interest without resorting to car chases, a rarity in a contemporary thriller.New York TimesApril 25, 2013
This dreary spy drama is as flat and airless as the concrete bunker in which it unfolds.New York Daily NewsApril 25, 2013
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.AV ClubApril 25, 2013
Cusack and Akerman scramble down a series of dimly lit, identical-looking passageways. The setting is as ill-defined as the characters.Common Sense MediaSeptember 18, 2014
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.Movie TalkJune 23, 2013
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.Cinemalogue.comJune 12, 2013
A potentially intriguing idea is thrown out the window in this predictable low-budget thriller.Contactmusic.comJune 07, 2013
There's an interesting, timely idea in this espionage thriller, as well as adept leading actors who are able to make the most of the script's dry wit.We Got This CoveredJune 02, 2013
The Numbers Station is a cheap and predictable thriller that works only because of its two leading cast members: John Cusack and Malin Akerman.Movie MetropolisMay 24, 2013
'The Numbers Station' is a competent film and it does manage to create some tension. But you're conscious of the fact that it all feels familiar and wondering why there isn't a little more to it.
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