The Son of No One

July 9th, 2011

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The Son of No One

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A young cop is assigned to a precinct in the working class neighborhood where he grew up, and an old secret threatens to destroy his life and his family.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 5.1/10 (5,288 voted)

Critic's Score: 36/100

Director: Dito Montiel

Stars: Channing Tatum, Al Pacino, Juliette Binoche

A rookie cop is assigned to the 118 Precinct in the same district where he grew up. The Precinct Captain starts receiving letters about two unsolved murders that happened many years ago in the housing projects when the rookie cop was just a kid. These letters bring back bad memories and old secrets that begin to threaten his career and break up his family.

Al Pacino - Detective Charles Stanford
Channing Tatum - Jonathan White
James Ransone - Officer Thomas Prudenti
Ray Liotta - Captain Marion Mathers
Katie Holmes - Kerry White
Ursula Parker - Charolette 'Charlie' White
Brian Gilbert - Young Vinnie (Carter)
Tracy Morgan - Vincent Carter (Adult)
Jake Cherry - Jonathan 'Milk' White (Young)
Simone Joy Jones - Young Vicky (as Simone Jones)
Juliette Binoche - Loren Bridges
Lemon - Geronimo (as Lemon Anderson)
Roger Guenveur Smith - Hanky
Michael Rivera - Dominican Nada Puerto Rican
Sean Cregan - Martinez

Taglines: Serve. Protect. Lie.


Official Website: Official site [Japan] | Official site [Russia] |

Release Date: 9 July 2011

Filming Locations: Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: RUR 9,527,779 (Russia) (23 October 2011) (220 Screens)

Gross: $28,870 (USA) (13 November 2011)

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Did You Know?

The fact that director Dito Montiel used to play in a NY hardcore band shines through in his choices for several posters: one of '70s London punk band X-Ray Spex in the hallway of the flat young Milk and his friends were living; one of '80s L.A. hardcore punk band Circle Jerks in young Milk's place; and one of '80s Frisco hardcore band M.D.C. at the police station.

User Review

What a waste of starpower...

Rating: 3/10

It must have been a good deal of money to get these actors in this film. Not just because they are all famous and for the most part talented people, but because this script must have been as bad as the film. Al Pacino, Tatum, Liotta, Katie Holmes, and even Tracy Morgan (Who I felt did a good job in this small role, maybe establishing himself as a bit actor for serious films) all these people couldn't make this movie good. It was bad, just plain bad.

The plot was boring and really badly put together. The twists were just dull and unfounded. The "mystery voice" was pathetic, it was so obvious who was calling, I can't believe they tried to make it some mystery as to who it was. The end, was so disappointingly lame. There was little to no real action in it. Yeah there were a couple people killed but it wasn't any real action. No suspense was built throughout the film even at the points were a person was shot.

I cannot stress enough how bad this storyline was written. There was nothing good about it. The main character was supposed to care about these killings he committed when he was a child, but in reality he had nothing to worry about there was no evidence pointing to him having any part of it 15+ years later. If the story was brought out he could just deny his involvement and would be fine. That is a small example of how poorly written this was. A good cop thriller needs plausibility, that should go without saying.

I would not recommend this. I am strongly recommending against it actually. I am very disappointed. I seldom give anything less than five stars for any film that has some watchability, but with these actors, nothing of such bad quality should involve them. They definitely don't have to worry about making the rent so why would they sign on to such crap? Who knows. Anyway, all these other reviews, the ones that say this is anywhere near good stuff, don't know good movies. No one with sense could sit through this film and afterward say to oneself "I'm glad I watched that.". There is no payoff to watching this, unless you want to be angered and write a bad review about a movie. If that is the case this is your film!

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