The Son of No One (2011) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Son of No One (2011)



Critic Consensus: Needless stylistic flourishes and wholly illogical storytelling make The Son of No One a grisly, repugnant journey.

Movie Info

A young cop is assigned to a precinct in the working class neighborhood where he grew up, and an old secret threatens to destroy his life and his family. -- (C) Anchor Baymore
Rating: R (for violence, pervasive language and brief disturbing sexual content.)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Dito Montiel
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 21, 2012
Box Office: $28.9k
Anchor Bay Entertainment - Official Site


Al Pacino
as Detective Charles St...
Channing Tatum
as Jonathan 'Milk' Whit...
James Ransone
as Officer Thomas Prude...
Ray Liotta
as Captain Marion Mathe...
Katie Holmes
as Kerry White
Ursula Parker
as Charlotte 'Charlie' ...
Tracy Morgan
as Vincent Carter (Adul...
Brian Gilbert
as Vinny Carter (Young)
Jake Cherry
as Jonathan 'Milk' Whit...
Simone Jones
as Vicky (Young)
Juliette Binoche
as Lauren Bridges
Michael Rivera
as Dominican Nada Puert...
Sean Cregan
as Martinez
Peter Tambakis
as Dispatcher Numnuts
Marilyn Dobrin
as Grandma White
Decorte Snipes
as Vicky (Adult)
Craig Walker
as Other Cop
Johnnie Mae
as Vinny's Mother
Oberon Ka Adjipong
as Vinny's Mother's Boy...
Tony Vasquez
as Hector J. Ulysses
Pat Kiernan
as News Reporter #1
Gisella Marango
as News Reporter #2
Ralph Rodriguez
as Young Latino
George James
as Grandpa
Paul Poplawski
as Officer Pregnant Bit...
Michelle Walnum
as News Reporter Walnum
Iesha Richardson
as Top Floor Aisha
Dito Montiel
as Vomit Bum
Oberon K.A. Adjepong
as Vinny's Mother's Boy...
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Critic Reviews for The Son of No One

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (17)

Muddled cop thriller The Son of No One has a top-drawer cast and a bottom-drawer script.

Full Review… | November 4, 2011
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

Life is a struggle, the new film "The Son of No One" makes that explicitly clear. But so is moviemaking, and unfortunately the toil is all too evident in writer-director Dito Montiel's messy, logic-strained third feature.

Full Review… | November 4, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

It just feels like a mess.

Full Review… | November 4, 2011
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

A laughable police melodrama.

Full Review… | November 4, 2011
New York Post
Top Critic

"The Son of No One" self-destructs in a ludicrous, ineptly directed anticlimactic rooftop showdown in which bodies pile up, and nothing makes a shred of sense.

Full Review… | November 3, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

Something is lacking in the dramatic equation.

Full Review… | November 3, 2011
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Son of No One


I've been clearing off my movie jammed dvrs the last couple weeks and finally got around to watching this. I wish I had just deleted it and not wasted the time. Channing Tatum stars as a rookie cop who is assigned to case in the neighborhood where he grew up, while harboring a secret that could destroy his career and family. The secret is given away at the beginning of the movie(well most of it), and by time the movie wraps up it had all been pretty predictable and very boring. With a cast also featuring Al Pacino, Ray Liotta, Tracey Morgan, and Katie Holmes, you would think this would be pretty good. But, it's a huge letdown. The story is very one dimensional and generic, and the acting is all pretty bad. You can tell these actors just showed up and gave little to no effort. It's easy to see why this was pretty much straight to video. There is so much better out there that this should just be skipped altogether. If you watch this for free like I did, you'll end up wanting your time back.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer


I liked it despite Ray Liota being in it. This isn't Tatum's best performance, but it wasn't his worst either. Plus, that moustache is kinda sexy.

Christian C

Super Reviewer


I thought it was pretty good. Nice suspense with a superb cast.

Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer

The Son of No One Quotes

Detective Charles Stanford: Next time we meet you will be a man. And a man has to learn to live with it.
– Submitted by Chris P (4 years ago)
Captain Marion Mathers: Whoever is writing these letters, seems to be interested in everyone but the actual killers.
– Submitted by Chris P (4 years ago)

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