• Nobel Son (2008)

Nobel Son

Release Date: December 5th, 2008

DVD Release Date: June 9th, 2009

R |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

Soon after his insufferably arrogant father (Alan Rickman) wins the Nobel Prize for chemistry, Barkley Michaelson (Bryan Greenberg) is kidnapped by Thaddeus James (Shawn Hatosy), a young genius who claims to be Barkley's illegitimate half-brother. Motivated not so much by money as revenge, Thaddeus tries to convince Barkley to help him carry out a multimillion-dollar extortion plot against their patriarch.

Cast: Alan Rickman, Bryan Greenberg, Shawn Hatosy, Mary Steenburgen, Eliza Dushku, Bill Pullman, Danny DeVito, Ted Danson

Director: Randall Miller

Genres: Dark comedy , Thriller

Production Co: Unclaimed Freight

Distributors: Freestyle Releasing

Keywords: Los Angeles, Son, 2000s, Office, Wife, Amusing, Quest, Spirited, Suspenseful, House, Underdog, Escape

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A mercilessly convoluted version of a Twister, that genre in which the plot whacks us as if it's taking batting practice. I will not hint at anything that happens. I will simply observe that it's all entertaining. show more

  • 50
    Connie OgleMiami Herald

    Nobel Son is not good. Nor is it bad. It exists, instead, somewhere in the middle ground of interesting enough to hold one's attention without actually providing any fresh, sensible or nonderivative developments. show more

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A smart aleck-y kidnapping caper that whooshes around to a thumping electronic beat. show more

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