Nobel Son Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 11, 2010
The writing is hopelessly obtuse, and it seems that the writer was just trying to pull a fast one on the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
William Goss
Cinematical
December 17, 2009
Smug and glib and generally apathetic as to who gets what in the end, so long as it seems clever at the time.
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
June 11, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
December 20, 2008
I have no idea how all the scenes in this movie connect. But I loved watching it unfold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Fred Topel
Can Magazine
December 12, 2008
You want to see how it plays out, but it's just frustrating to wade through all the "style" to get there.
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine
December 10, 2008
Its 110 minutes are a totally disposable piece of fluff, but perhaps more importantly, also a whole lot of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 68/100
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 10, 2008
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
December 9, 2008
The screenplay starts out clever enough, but devolves into a ridiculous mishmash of incoherent subplots.
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
December 9, 2008
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.
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies
December 8, 2008
Is it a thriller? Is it a heist movie? Is it a comedy?
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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
December 8, 2008
I had high hopes for Nobel Son at the halfway point, but it ultimately really completely collapses under the weight of its clever twists.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
December 7, 2008
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...
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
December 7, 2008
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 | Original Score: D
Tricia Olszewski
Let's Not Listen
December 6, 2008
An undignified mess that should embarrass Rickman and everyone else involved.
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
December 6, 2008
It's the sort of movie where calling it 'over the top' can only be taken as a compliment.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
December 6, 2008
Nobel Son wins the prize for best Guy Ritchie copycat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pete Hammond
Hollywood.com
December 5, 2008
It might not win any awards, but it's a highly entertaining way to spend an evening.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
December 5, 2008
An absolutely abysmal crime flick.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 5, 2008
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.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
December 5, 2008
It's one of those films stuffed with odd characters in overblown situations. Unfortunately, you don't care about any of them.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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