The Son of No OneJuly 9, 2011
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
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.
Detective Charles Stanford
Officer Thomas Prudenti
Captain Marion Mathers
Charolette 'Charlie' White
Young Vinnie (Carter)
Vincent Carter (Adult)
Jonathan 'Milk' White (Young)
Simone Joy Jones
(as Simone Jones)
(as Lemon Anderson)
Roger Guenveur Smith
Dominican Nada Puerto Rican
Serve. Protect. Lie.
Release Date: 9 July 2011
Filming Locations: Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: RUR 9,527,779
(23 October 2011)
(13 November 2011)
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.
What a waste of starpower…
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!