Thursday 5 April 2012

Today's Review: The Son Of No One

Wow, that's quite a few big names. How come I'd never heard of this movie? Probably because it's not great.

Channing Tatum stars as Jonathan White, a policeman who has been transferred to the precinct of the crummy Queens neighbourhood he used to live in. Trouble is when he lived there he accidentally killed a couple of dudes, and now someone is threatening to dig up the whole situation, despite the case being closed back then with no arrests. Who can Jonathan White trust? There's corruption in the police force and a journalist eager to expose the truth behind the murders.

The movie kind of falls flat by revealing that Jonathan did it all right at the beginning. The climax at the end of the movie is just not worth the build up, because we pretty much know all the characters' secrets through flashbacks. Basically it just coasts along trying to act like a thriller, but seems to mistakenly show you all the cards before it gains any momentum. Despite the large array of talent involved, all the acting just isn't that great, probably because the characters are so one dimensional. The best performances come from the young Jonathan and his friend, and that's probably actually the most interesting part, but every time something took place in the present day it just didn't interest me. If you like police thrillers, feel free to give it a go, but there's really not much to it.

My rating: 1/5

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