The Son Of No One
I don’t like Ray Liotta but I thought I did like Channing Tatum, but on reflection, and a quick look though his previous films I may have mistaken him for someone else. Of course the fact that he’s sporting a try hard stache should have set warning bells ringing in my head.
What can I say, you live and you (hopefully) learn.
Rule #1: Stay away from Ray Liotta.
Rule #2: Stay away from men who can’t grow a real stache.
So by now you should have a clear picture of what I thought of Son Of No One without me actually saying anything about the film. Read on if you want to, but I won’t be offended if you got watch this amazing claymation cat video remake of The Raid. Really, I won’t.
Son Of No One follows the seemingly downhill career of young cop Jonathan ‘Milk’ White, who gets reassigned to the working class neighborhood he grew up in. Just why he was reassigned if never explained. Through a series of flash backs we see that he had some involvement in a crime that took place when he was a kid growing up, but it’s remained an unsolved case. Just how much of an involvement Milk has in the crime is revealed over the course of the film until the past catches up to the present.
The problem is, everything is pretty much predictable, but nothing really makes sense. In short, the film is a mess. The climatic scene turns into a rooftop confrontation where you’re left scratching your head rather than on the edge of your seat, and in the end, you’ll wonder why you just wasted your evening.
Avoid this DVD, and remember, Rule #1: Stay away from Ray Liotta.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read