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The Son of No One Reviews

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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+
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
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 3, 2011
Here's a bad movie with hardly a bad scene. How can that be? The construction doesn't flow. The story doesn't engage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Rocchi
MSN Movies
November 2, 2011
The Son of No One is so heavy and depressing it just becomes a slog.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
February 1, 2011
Any hopes that three movies may have improved Dito Montiel as a filmmaker probably should have been left at the door of the Eccles Theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 3, 2011
It all feels convenient and obvious, as do such casting decisions as hiring Liotta to play his millionth cop role and Pacino to play his billionth mobster.
| Original Score: 2/4
Katey Rich
CinemaBlend.com
January 29, 2011
An utter mess.
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.
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com
November 10, 2011
a high pitched melodrama
| Original Score: 2/5
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+
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
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
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
Matt Pais
RedEye
November 3, 2011
Apparently nobody in The Son of No One has heard of self-defense and accidents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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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John Anderson
Wall Street Journal
November 3, 2011
Something is lacking in the dramatic equation.
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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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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
November 4, 2011
A laughable police melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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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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