The Son of No One (2011) - Action, Crime, Drama

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A young cop is assigned to a precinct in the working class neighborhood where he grew up, and an old secret threatens to destroy his life and his family.

IMDB: 5.1
Director: Dito Montiel
Stars: Channing Tatum, Al Pacino
Length: 90 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 19 out of 48 found boring (39.58%)

One-line Reviews (50)

This is a really well acted movie that is pointless.

The acting is pretty good, I admit, and despite the movie being slow, I wasn't really bored at any moment.

The plot was boring and really badly put together.

you interested in seeing big names play sub-par characters and act out an fairly empty plot.

Thats the first time i have walked out of the movie after the first 30 minutes , have never seen so boring , plot less and stupid movie ....

one of the worst movies of Al Pacino .

I'll sit through even the most derivative, generic movie ever made, as long as there's a cop on the edge.

I do like the flashback component, but only the past portion of it is somewhat entertaining.

If you're in the mood for a slow paced, noir-ish cop-on-the-edge movie, this will probably satisfy you, though there isn't a whole lot that stands out.

The phrase 'slow burner' was made for The Son of No One.

This movie is just another boring cop movie, with the exception that it is far more boring than any cop program you will ever see on TV as part of weekly series.

It's just slow.

I only started it because a few actors I sometimes like bewilderingly contributed their efforts to this boring escapade.

More entertaining than watching paint dry, albeit marginally.

The ending is predictable and far too prolonged.

Though it doesn't break any new ground, it's still engaging as both a thriller and a mystery.

I liked this aspect of the story, and I found it intriguing enough to stick with movie, even though it's a bit slow paced.

The twists were just dull and unfounded.

A constant repetitive structure that literally begs the audience to notice how serious the tone of it is.

Making a police drama within the crime genre is always interesting when the plot is about dirty cops, police cover-ups, and as we have seen many times before, a cop on the edge.

Even so, the film is just too bland and pointless to consider any effort by Tatum, Pacino and Liotta or even supporting roles from Tracy Morgan and Katie Holmes.

Despite the presence of Binoche, Pacino, Liotta and Holmes (and a group of very talented youngsters who play the leads as children) the story is just too drawn out and predictable and filled with violence to make it work.

What a waste of time .

The Son of No One attempts to be a slow burn, cop-on-the-edge crime drama, with Al Pacino and Ray Liotta, who are both grizzled veterans of these kinds of stories.

Don't waste your time.

All the same, it's entertaining enough, for what it is.

Not to mention the flashbacks are also out of order, further confusing the story.

Totally boring and absolutely Awefull.

Boring and confusing - Waste of 90 minutes of Life .

This was a classic slow burn police drama about a cop who is once again haunted by a past he thought he had successfully left behind him years ago.

The film is really badly constructed, super indulgent, in places really badly acted (Tatum) and just simply boring and not interesting at all, filled with repetitious pretentious images of depressing, dark, putrid stuff that just relentlessly drives a message home which is that we were supposed to somehow feel for this character who as a child (Channing Tatum) grew up in the projects and shot 2 people.

The pacing is brutally slow.

Pointless .

I love police thrillers, and find films about police corruption often intriguing.

Low on Thrills but an Enjoyable watch .

Channing Tatum gives a lousy performance as usual in what already is a boring and dull film and even the supporting cast who do a decent job can't save this movie.

In fact, the previous couple of minutes before that were a little bit problematic as well - the way Ray Liotta died was highly contrived and clichéd, and totally counter to where the film had been heading, and what it had built up to over the previous 80 minutes or so.

The Son of No One is an intriguing, superbly acted, crime/drama/thriller/mystery.

Also, the complaint that other IMDb users have previously posted about the movie being slow does have some validity.

The movie was very slow and had a 5 minute idea that they kept repeating over and over until you either struggle through or end up finishing just to see the ending.

For example, at one point, something unexpected happens while a main character is in a jeep making a phone call.

I'm truly amazed that this group of actors would waste their time on this film.

Slow paced, noir-ish cop-on-the-edge movie that may satisfy fans of the genre .

I did find the acting from the cast all really well which is what makes the film more enjoyable.

oh, and it's boring as all hell, morbidly depressing and utterly pointless in the end.

My God this movie is dull.....

I suggest to all people who doest went to see that movie in cinemas - please save your money and don't waste your time .

It has the big name stars, but really is a pretty dull movie.

Maybe the director wants to add depth into the film by showing introspection and guilt, but it slows the film down so much that it becomes boring.

Montiel's direction is pretentious throughout.