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The Son Of No One

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WAKE-UP Channing Tatum and Al Pacino in The Son of No One
Phil Caruso

The Son of No One

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
93 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/04/11
performer:
Al Pacino, Channing Tatum, Juliette Binoche
distributor:
Anchor Bay Films
genre:
ActionAdventure, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C-

The Son of No One, a gritty New York cop drama has some of the atmospheric squalor of a Richard Price novel. The director, Dito Montiel, makes violence sting, and he gets a moody performance out of Channing Tatum as a Staten Island officer whose Big Secret is catching up with him. Yet the more that secret comes out, the more incoherent (and ludicrous) the film gets. How, for instance, could the random killing of two faceless sociopaths back in 1986 become a tabloid scandal now? C-

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