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The Son of No One Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 15, 2013
...yet another ineffective endeavor from a curiously incompetent filmmaker...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 23, 2013
"The Son of No One" is terrible, which is really a shame, because it's clearly so heartfelt and sincere.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
December 30, 2012
The sort of movie Channing Tatum made BEFORE "Magic Mike" and "Jump Street."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
February 16, 2012
A film disaster with more loose ends than granny's wig.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
January 7, 2012
Montiel constantly over-directs and over-edits, underlining certain points that have already been made clear. It's gritty and moody, but with little dramatic effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Grae Drake
Movies.com
November 11, 2011
The Son of No One makes me feel like a teacher whose student has very obviously plagiarized their final paper of the semester.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com
November 10, 2011
a high pitched melodrama
| Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
November 4, 2011
Muddled cop thriller The Son of No One has a top-drawer cast and a bottom-drawer script.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
November 4, 2011
A complex, unpredictable and exhilarating crime thriller that's just as suspenseful and captivating as The Departed.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com
November 4, 2011
It's messy when it needs to be engaging; choppy when it needs to draw us in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5.0
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
November 4, 2011
Feature as a whole feels fogged, attempting to communicate a persistence of shame in the most scattered, accommodating manner imaginable. In other words, it's a typical Dito Montiel motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
November 4, 2011
A dreary, pointless, stylistically blowsy film...rendered all but unintelligible by Montiel's messy technique and chaotic narrative choices.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
John Hazelton
Screen International
November 4, 2011
Montiel does a skilful job intertwining the past and present action but the plot always feels thin and the characters underdeveloped.
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
November 4, 2011
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.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
November 4, 2011
It just feels like a mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
November 4, 2011
A laughable police melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
November 3, 2011
The flashbacks to [Channing] Tatum's late '80s childhood are embarrassingly overwrought -- including some of the worst acting of [Al] Pacino's career.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 3, 2011
"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.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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John Anderson
Wall Street Journal
November 3, 2011
Something is lacking in the dramatic equation.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 3, 2011
This heavy-handed muddle of a cop thriller is just impossibly bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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