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The Son of No One [Blu-ray] (2011)

Channing Tatum , Katie Holmes , Dito Montiel  |  R |  Blu-ray
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Channing Tatum, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino, Ray Liotta, Juliette Binoche
  • Directors: Dito Montiel
  • Format: Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: ANCHOR BAY
  • DVD Release Date: February 21, 2012
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006GVN1FS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #122,283 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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In this searing police thriller, Jonathan (Channing 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 neighborhood. An anonymous source feeding new information on the long-unsolved murders to a local reporter (Juliette Binoche) leads to evidence suggesting a possible cover-up by the former lead detective (Al 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. Written and directed by Dito Montiel, Son Of No One also stars Tracy Morgan, Katie Holmes, Ray Liotta and Jake Cherry. Music by David Wittman and Jonathan Elias.

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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars NO ONE CARES December 2, 2011
Format:Blu-ray
Channing Tatum plays Jonathan "Milk" White, a police officer who recently transferred to Queensboro, NY. It is 2002, the aftermath of 9-11 is going on, and acts as a symbol of Jonathan's life. The movie flashes back to 1986 when Jonathan lived in the Queensboro projects with his grandmother. He was harassed by a thug, who he shot and killed. The body was dumped in the garbage, the crime was never solved. A lot of people knew "Milk" did it. The people in the projects hate the cops.

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.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
"You can hate me all you want, but your a free man." When rookie officer Jonathan White (Tatum) is assigned to the precinct where he grew up letters start showing up that mention two unsolved murders. When the letters remind White of his past he is stuck between trying to uncover who is sending them and covering up his involvement. I am a huge Pacino fan and that is the reason I wanted to watch this. The trailer looked OK but anything with him I will watch. He was great in this. That about it. The movie was very slow and had a 5 minute idea that they kept repeating over and over until you either struggle through or end up finishing just to see the ending. I will admit that the last ten minutes makes it worth watching, but getting to that part is a real struggle. Any scene without Pacino or Liotta lacks emotion and you have a hard time caring for White at all. Tracy Morgan is actually not bad in a dramatic performance but overall this is one of the biggest disappointments of the year. I give it a C-.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of time February 26, 2012
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Poor use of continual flashbacks. Weak, uninspired or thought-out script for some very good actors. Totally contrived. Good acting wasted. Don't waste your time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The movie of no one August 25, 2012
Format:DVD
THE SON OF NO ONE (Dir. Dito Montiel, 2011, 95 minutes) is an intense, chilling mystery that must have been written by one cop-hating individual! A further detail must be indicated: this was first released in Russia. Can someone PLEASE explain to me why I am seeing good American film, shot in America, American production and studio, American actors, opening in weird places like Russia, Bulgaria, the Caucasus Mountains?! Please?

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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Top notch perfomaces September 7, 2013
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It was an ok thriller. characters interaction seemed to forced to be effective as it could have been. Still there was an adequate emotional punch at the end of the film. Any film with Pacino is worth the fare.
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1.0 out of 5 stars unoriginal June 26, 2013
Format:DVD
The son of no one, was very confusing,pretentious and cheesy ...Also it tries too hard to be profound, such as cop land, heat, brooklyn finest.The two junkies was very confusing and how did young channing got the gun from the first junkie, at first i thought that the the first junkie was channings dad but no, it turns out his dad died and was a cop.Also whats with the other second junkie going in random peoples apartment to take a dump ??????? Dito montiel needs some lesson in originality and look for other actors to put in his movies, instead of the same ones, plus great a actors... As you can see here it just did not work, the same flash backs then its present time then its flash backs.Dude you already made a guide to recognizing your saints that way. Try something new an original idea ??? and tracy morgan in a serious role is the same as tom green in a serious role, it just does not work.Pacino character was confusing as it could be, he was not good but he was not bad, by the end he just does not know if he was supposed to be good or bad so he acts good and bad at the same time... Come on also al pacino gave his most dull performance and he was in very little scenes and Ray just did not take his role serious which i don't blame him.The son of no one was just a big failed of the same immature and weak actors trying to impress legendary actors and it just went bad. Btw is there a reason why Channing is on every movie directed by Dito ??Channing isn't even a great actor he is by far one of the most weak right now and not at all believable it seems as if he tries to be like mark walberg but can't quite be as good as Mark.I say skip this and watch brooklyn finest, now thats a great film
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3.0 out of 5 stars Story line good...Movie slow
For a movie with so many big actors and a great story line this movie was sooo slow, no action! Was very dissapointed comsidering the previews made it look so amazing! Read more
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1.0 out of 5 stars Annoying
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE SON OF NO ONE
THIS WAS A GREAT MOVIE. IT HAD A LOT OF ACTION AND GREAT ACTORS AND A WONDERFUL PLOT. WHICH IS HARD TO FIND NOWADAYS. EXELLENT MOVIE.
ENJOY WATCHING IT.
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Published 6 months ago by FLYFISHINGMOLLY
1.0 out of 5 stars DISAPPOINTING
WE ORDERED THIS FILM THINKING THAT ANY MOVIE THAT HAD AL PACINO IN IT WOULD MAKE IT AN ENTERTAINING EXPERIENCE. THE MOVIE WAS JUST LOUSY. Read more
Published 10 months ago by TOM FROM MICHIGAN
5.0 out of 5 stars Channing Tatum
I can look at him forever in whatever role..he has a heart that shines ....in his eyes I see a man who has made a career of giving the best of himself.
Published 11 months ago by Barbara Jane Gonzalez
1.0 out of 5 stars Gift
I bought this for my grandma as part of her holiday gift, because she loves Channing Tatum, but she said it was a horrible story line and I wish I had research the movie on... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good movie
This was a suspensful movie and the story line was good and well action filled , you can't go wrong with Channing !
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