The Son of No One

The Son of No One

Serve. Protect. Lie.

New York cop drama with an all-star cast including Channing Tatum, Al Pacino, Ray Liotta and Katie Holmes. From the director of Fighting.

"Jonathan (Tatum) is a second-generation cop who gets in over his head when he's assigned to re-open a double homicide cold case in his Queens neighbourhood. An anonymous source feeding new information to a local reporter leads to evidence suggesting a possible cover-up be the former lead detective (Pacino), who was on the investigation. As Jonathan digs deeper into the assignment, a dark secret about the case emerges, which threatens to destroy his life and his family." (Official Synopsis)

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Written by

Drama, Thriller

90mins

Rating: R16 contains violence & offensive language

USA

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A.V. Club (USA)

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A few individual performances survive - Liotta finds a little of his old edge, and Pacino briefly revisits Serpico territory - but they're smothered in the slow-burning absurdity.

Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)

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Here's a bad movie with hardly a bad scene. How can that be? The construction doesn't flow. The story doesn't engage... Yet here is a gifted cast doing what it's asked to do. The failure is in the writing and editing.

Hollywood Reporter

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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.

New York Times

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Self-destructs in a ludicrous, ineptly directed anticlimactic rooftop showdown in which bodies pile up, and nothing makes a shred of sense.

Variety (USA)

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Contrived and implausible, at times absurdly so.