Son of a Gun Reviews

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April 11, 2019
Vikander has barely a wisp of fictional personality to exploit. Still, the action is skilfully staged, there is a rough fug to the cinematography, and the double crosses are cunningly finessed.
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
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 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
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 26, 2015
It's all put together with a crisp confidence that suggests its writer-director will swiftly move on to bigger things.
January 23, 2015
It's a little heavy on incident, and a little light on soul.
January 23, 2015
"Son of a Gun" is a derivative crime thriller that sputters when it should propel, skims when it should probe.
January 22, 2015
"Son of a Gun" adds to the mystique that Australian crime films are meaner, nastier and more brutish than their American counterparts. But it changes style roughly every half-hour.
January 22, 2015
Son Of A Gun has the gritty, rough feel of 1970s heist/hit picture.
January 22, 2015
Son Of A Gun, twists together a surprisingly original heist story with a more commonplace meditation on the ugliness (and the sometimes inevitability) of revenge.
January 22, 2015
A thoroughly generic action flick in which a gang of thieves without much honor attempt to pull off one last big heist.
January 21, 2015
The film's trajectory is as predictable as a bullet's: There's crosses and double-crosses, clumsily inserted strip club scenes, and instant professions of eternal love
January 21, 2015
First-time director Julius Avery plays the action by the book. None of the plot twists - from the central heist to a distracting romance - is particularly persuasive.
January 21, 2015
Begins with an enticingly dark first act in jail, but descends steadily downward into a mass of clichés.
January 20, 2015
While Avery handles the kinetic action set-piece with impressive swagger for a first-timer, his self-penned screenplay is a major weak point.
January 17, 2015
The film has the requisite iconography of a crime thriller, but no investment in any of it.
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