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  • 30
    John Anderson Wall Street Journal

    Despite all the nervous tension, the central drama is flawed - Jonathan isn't trying to find a killer. He is the killer. Something is lacking in the dramatic equation. show more

  • 38
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    This heavy-handed muddle of a cop thriller is just impossibly bad. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 50
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    Even if there were a compelling narrative here to begin with, Montiel's excessive technique would throw you right out of it. show more

  • 63
    Slant Magazine

    The Son of No One is driven by mood and atmosphere to the extent that the stakes-free story and interest-free characters seem almost incidental, and such is surely the movie's saving grace -- a perverse style that overshadows a severe lack of substance. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Here's a bad movie with hardly a bad scene. How can that be? The construction doesn't flow. The story doesn't engage. The insistent flashbacks are distracting. The plot has problems it sidesteps. Yet here is a gifted cast doing what it's asked to do. The failure is in the writing and editing. show more

  • 38
    Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel

    It's all very messy and entirely too obvious at the same time. Montiel makes the most of his settings, but the story keeps staggering into dead ends. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Ineptly written and directed, the nihilistic The Son of No One flaunts an attitude best summed up by a cynical Pacino -- "A man has to live with s--t.'' Maybe so, Al, but audiences have the option of skipping this bomb. show more

  • 20
    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

    By the time The Son of No One reaches its wanna-be-tragic finale, you'd like nothing more than to kick this bastard child to the curb. show more

  • 50
    Eric Kohn indieWIRE

    Neither goofy enough for camp status nor lackluster enough for extreme derision, Son of No One is just mediocre enough to be an easy target. show more

  • September 23, 2013 kbm777film
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    Tracy Morgan was great in this movie but that wasn\'t enough to make me like it.

  • February 26, 2012 tv00000000115290
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    It was a huge let down. There were major actors in this movie. I felt like the movie was going nowhere fast. Good acting POOR directing.

  • November 09, 2011 gm00000000104770
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    Tracy Morgan gives an outstanding performance in this unsolved 1986 murder in Queensbridge NY projects. Although the plot and both Pacino and Liotta are predictable, there are other elements which allows the film to rise above predictable: the photography, the child actors, and even Katie Holmes.........the moments of depth of feeling transcend the flashback from 2002 make this worthwhile viewing.

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