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: 21 out of 54 found boring (38.88%)

One-line Reviews (52)

Gripping tale about youthful innocence and violence.

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 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.

Low on Thrills but an Enjoyable watch .

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Don't waste your time.

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.

The ending is predictable and far too prolonged.

More entertaining than watching paint dry, albeit marginally.

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.

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

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.

one of the worst movies of Al Pacino .

My God this movie is dull.....

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.

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.

What a waste of time .

It's just slow.

The plot was boring and really badly put together.

Boring and confusing - Waste of 90 minutes of Life .

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.

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 ....

Montiel's direction is pretentious throughout.

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

But it was confusing or I got confused.

Somewhat confusing story structure, because of the flashback narrative, but very gripping nonetheless.

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

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

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.

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

This is a really well acted movie that is pointless.

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

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

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

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

Pointless .

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

As the movie progresses we get more pieces of the puzzle and the harassment becomes more intense.

The twists were just dull and unfounded.

Everyone looks bored and you will be too.

The pacing is brutally slow.

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

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.

Totally boring and absolutely Awefull.