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The Son of No One Reviews

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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
July 15, 2013
...yet another ineffective endeavor from a curiously incompetent filmmaker...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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+
December 30, 2012
The sort of movie Channing Tatum made BEFORE "Magic Mike" and "Jump Street."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 16, 2012
A film disaster with more loose ends than granny's wig.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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
November 10, 2011
a high pitched melodrama
| Original Score: 2/5
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-
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
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+
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-
November 4, 2011
Montiel does a skilful job intertwining the past and present action but the plot always feels thin and the characters underdeveloped.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
November 4, 2011
It just feels like a mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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