Son of a Gun Reviews

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March 26, 2015
The implausibility of the narrative sinks "Son of a Gun." And, the performances fail to heighten the experience.
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February 4, 2015
A not-so-thrilling heist thriller that drones along mechanically between explosions and car crashes with Ewan McGregor, who is making entirely too many movies these days, none of them worth writing home about.
February 1, 2015
Part gritty prison drama, part hard-boiled gangster thriller and part crafty heist caper, Son of a Gun switches genres with profligate ease.
February 1, 2015
Unlikely discussions about the differences between chimps and bonobos provide sub-Tarantino laughs, and the heist is handled with stripped-down B-movie efficiency.
January 30, 2015
Although the hectic genre-swapping action should keep you marginally entertained, you'll be able to guess precisely what's going to happen long before it actually does.
January 30, 2015
A nerve-wracking thrill ride with surprises, wit and no small amount of heart, Son of a Gun's full of genre excitement and promise for Avery's future.
January 29, 2015
McGregor sails through the movie, obviously having great fun as a recidivist thief who won't let anything get in the way of his plans, and doe-eyed Thwaites is appealingly naive ...
January 29, 2015
From here, the film begins its rapid slide into absurdity, invoking every action movie cliché imaginable.
January 29, 2015
Son of a Gun is an entertaining heist thriller starring Ewan McGregor that takes the well-trodden territory of the prison break and the criminal afterlife and sets it in the gold mines, beach resorts and skanky motels of Australia.
January 29, 2015
McGregor, who is having a bit of comeback moment right now, is kind of great as the ruthless antihero, and the action set pieces have plenty of fizz.
January 29, 2015
Misogynistic, predictable, crammed with tonal shifts, and devoid of likable characters. Another young filmmaker has taken all the wrong cues from Hollywood.
January 29, 2015
Superficial pleasures aside, this sun-bleached buddy crime flick is too light for the long game.
January 29, 2015
The only issue with his film - and it's a minor caveat - is that, somehow, it still feels like a series of accomplished shorts.
January 27, 2015
There are some exciting set pieces and McGregor is unusually but effectively cast as a hardboiled lifer.
January 27, 2015
While not breaking any new ground narratively, Son of a Gun is a solid prison-heist-escape movie with a truly terrific turn from Ewan McGregor.
January 27, 2015
Both Thwaites and McGregor are fine performers, but JR and Brendan are drawn in such broad, obvious strokes that it's impossible to get under the skin of their dynamic.
January 26, 2015
It's all put together with a crisp confidence that suggests its writer-director will swiftly move on to bigger things.
January 26, 2015
Never sure if it wants to be a hard-edged character drama or pacy action-thriller, Son Of A Gun has plenty to admire between the tonal wobbles.
January 23, 2015
The formulaic tendencies outmuscle the scrappy ambition in this uneven crime thriller.
January 23, 2015
It's a little heavy on incident, and a little light on soul.
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