The Son of No One [Blu-ray]
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Now in 2002, Jonathan lives with his wife Katie Holmes and a daughter with a medical condition. She is one of those adorable kids that make you want to run out and have a dozen or so. There is a push to clean up the district, making it safe. There is an anonymous person who places articles about TWO unsolved murders from 1986, a reminder to Jonathan. The projects is still an asylum and the cops have better things to do than to dig up a 16 year old case (the movie claims 14 years, but do the math.)
Al Pacino plays Officer Charlie who was investigating the case in 1986. Ray Liotta plays Captain Marion Mathers , Jonathan's boss. Jonathan was the son of a police officer, one that was the partner of Officer Charlie.
As the movie progresses we get more pieces of the puzzle and the harassment becomes more intense. We are drawn into it. We want to know, "Who is the snitch?" "Why are they doing this?" "Who else knows?" The snitch part is fairly easy to figure out.
This isn't Pacino's finest film. This isn't the best cop drama around. The acting was decent, the script had a certain amount of predictability. Katie Holmes was great for the short time she was on the screen. It makes for a decent rental.
PARENTAL GUIDE: F-bomb, no sex, no nudity.
Officer Jonathan White (the ultra-hot and talented Channing Tatum) is a shell-shocked young cop, stuck in a weird precinct in New York where his deceased father once served. The year is 2002, the city is on high alert (for no reason as we now know) and Jonathan's childhood is coming back to haunt him horribly. This is no paranormal garbage - it is all too real, I suspect, for the poor masses huddled in gigantic, drug-plagued projects.
Flashbacks to 1986: in the horrible gigantic projects, young Jonathan dwells with his elderly grandmother. Living in perpetual fear of the scumbags who plague the apartments, drug dealers and child molesters alike, young Jonathan mysteriously gets his hands on a gun. We are not told, but are able to guess, he wants protection. His father already killed in the line of duty, Jonathan has only his friend Vinnie (originally offered to Terence Howard but played by Tracy Morgan).
A filthy, deranged drug pusher breaks into an apartment and Jonathan shoots him in the head, Pure reflex and a child's sad luck, but it is an expert bull's eye. He and Vinnie throw the man into the trash. Later, as Jonathan is fending off another drug dealer who is trying to extort him, Jonathan pushes him down some stairs and kills him also.Read more ›
The experience would lead Montiel to writing a best-selling book titled "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints" and would follow with a film adaptation which he wrote and direct.
In that film, Montiel worked with actor Channing Tatum ("G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra", "Dear John", "Step Up") for the very first time and worked together in the 2009 film "Fighting".
In 2011, Montiel would write and direct his third film "The Son of No One" and would reunite with Channing and the independent film would also feature talents Al Pacino ("The Godfather", "Scarface"), Ray Liotta ("Goodfellas", "Smokin' Aces"), Katie Holmes ("Batman Begins", "Go", "Dawson's Creek") and Juliette Binoche ("The English Patient", "Blue", "Dan in Real Life").
The film was selected to close the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
"The Son of No One" is presented in 1080p High Definition (widescreen 2:35:1). The picture quality is fantastic as there is great clarity, detail and good use of cool and warm colors. Black levels are deep, skin tones are natural and possibly the best part of this Blu-ray release is its visual presentation.
Cinematographer Benoit Delhomme ("1408', "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas", "The Proposition") did a wonderful job and great choices on the film's lighting and Benoit's cinematography looks fantastic on Blu-ray!
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"The Son of No One" is presented in English Dolby Digital 5.Read more ›
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I don't know how a movie with such talent cast into it could be so bad.
This movie is basically unwatchable. It was just flat out boring. Read more
A bit dry at times, but I didn't have it all figured out/how he was going to prove it in the first half.Published 10 months ago by Maria Hill