The Son of No One - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Son of No One Reviews

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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
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Joe Dziemianowicz
New York Daily News
November 3, 2011
There's a real flavor to the subway-platform offices, cramped projects and rooftop sanctuaries captured here. Montiel does a fine job of protecting, and serving, this specific city hood.
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
November 1, 2011
Montiel cares little about plot logic or even the remotest connection with reality... but, as in the director's previous work, some terrific acting emerges from the absurd script.
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine
October 30, 2011
If you've got genuine New York gum stuck to the bottom of your shoe, chances are Dito Montiel wants to shoot it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
January 31, 2011
Performances are strong across the board, and the movie offers a solid sense of place. But the mysteries, once explained, don't make a lot of sense.
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 25, 2011
Almost a great film, SON OF NO ONE is ruined by some truly boneheaded editorial tricks during the conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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
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
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
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-
Brian Tallerico
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
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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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
November 15, 2011
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