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Nobel Son Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The writing is hopelessly obtuse, and it seems that the writer was just trying to pull a fast one on the audience.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 1.5/5

January 11, 2010
William Goss
Cinematical

Smug and glib and generally apathetic as to who gets what in the end, so long as it seems clever at the time.

Full Review Source: Cinematical

December 17, 2009
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

Rickman's a professorial womanizer who's not above turning a "C" student's grade to "A" if she looks like City Hall (Eliza Dushku) and puts out.

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 3/5

June 11, 2009
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

I have no idea how all the scenes in this movie connect. But I loved watching it unfold.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

December 20, 2008
Fred Topel
Can Magazine

You want to see how it plays out, but it's just frustrating to wade through all the "style" to get there.

Full Review Source: Can Magazine

December 12, 2008
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine

Its 110 minutes are a totally disposable piece of fluff, but perhaps more importantly, also a whole lot of fun.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 68/100

December 10, 2008
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Never feels like anything more than an über-nerd desperately trying to be cool -- like watching Jon Heder pretending to be James Bond.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 10, 2008
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

The screenplay starts out clever enough, but devolves into a ridiculous mishmash of incoherent subplots.

Full Review

December 9, 2008
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

Director Miller employs high-octane music and the technique of high speed filming for certain sequences, which I suppose is a blessing since they shorten the running time.

Full Review

December 9, 2008
Ben Lyons
At the Movies
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Is it a thriller? Is it a heist movie? Is it a comedy?

Full Review Source: At the Movies

December 8, 2008
Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
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I had high hopes for Nobel Son at the halfway point, but it ultimately really completely collapses under the weight of its clever twists.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

December 8, 2008
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

It's one of those perfect-crime kinda flicks, wrapped up in familial angst as a black-comedy topping. That it's all rather ridiculous and overly complicates itself in the process is almost beside the point...

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

December 7, 2008
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Gets more and more convoluted and preposterous as it goes along, and far less fun...a movie that, despite the title, will win no prizes.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: D

December 7, 2008
Tricia Olszewski
Let's Not Listen

An undignified mess that should embarrass Rickman and everyone else involved.

Full Review Source: Let's Not Listen

December 6, 2008
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

It's the sort of movie where calling it 'over the top' can only be taken as a compliment.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

December 6, 2008
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?

Nobel Son wins the prize for best Guy Ritchie copycat.

Full Review Source: What Would Toto Watch? | Original Score: 2/4

December 6, 2008
Pete Hammond
Hollywood.com

It might not win any awards, but it's a highly entertaining way to spend an evening.

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 3/5

December 5, 2008
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

An absolutely abysmal crime flick.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: .5/4

December 5, 2008
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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The plot twists are mostly predicated on the characters' improbably shifting loyalties, the sort of thing you can get away with only when the people in your movie are drained of all compassion.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 5, 2008
Tom Long
Detroit News
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It's one of those films stuffed with odd characters in overblown situations. Unfortunately, you don't care about any of them.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C-

December 5, 2008
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