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Nobel Son Reviews

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Top Critic
Anna King
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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...
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
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
Moriarty
Ain't It Cool News
December 5, 2008
Nobel Son gives a unpredictable well told thrill ride that in less than two hours gives the audience more than their money's worth.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 5, 2008
Fans of Rickman will appreciate the actor's sneering mix of buffoonery and misanthropy, Steenburgen gives another of her playfully ironic turns, and Miller's direction allows for few, if any, lulls.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
December 5, 2008
[An] uneven but enjoyably titillating black comedy.
David Noh
Film Journal International
December 5, 2008
Eligible for major cult status, this kidnapping caper film is over-the-top but in a good way. It's smart, funny and wonderfully acted.
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
December 5, 2008
Nobel Son is as darkly funny as it is exhilarating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marco Cerritos
Boxoffice Magazine
December 5, 2008
Whether you're a fan of Miller's Bottle Shock or are new to his work, Nobel Son is a fun and twisted ride that makes good use of a strong ensemble cast and results in fun, fast-paced entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
December 5, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 4, 2008
The plot by itself could have become tiresome; no audience enjoys spending all evening walking into stone walls. But the acting is another matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
December 4, 2008
Although sometimes too self-consciously odd for its own good, the film is at times rollicking good fun, with Alan Rickman having a ball offending everyone within earshot as the brilliant, self-centered Eli Michaelson.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Anna King
Time Out Chicago
December 3, 2008
Alan Rickman always plays odious but smart with sangfroid.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
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Christine Champ
Film.com
May 6, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
Peg Aloi
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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