Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
A newbie guard for an armored truck company is coerced by his veteran coworkers to steal a truck containing $42 million. But a wrinkle in their supposedly foolproof plan divides the group, leading to a potentially deadly resolution.
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. Written by
Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)
Unfortunately, not as terrible as everyone says. Just an average cop movie
Terrible movies make me laugh, so I watched this movie solely because of the negative reviews. I was expecting a so-bad-it's-good unintentional comedy thriller, a la "88 Minutes". Instead, it's your average unexceptional cop drama, a la "Pride and Glory" or "Brooklyn's Finest". Many reviewers cited hammy performances by Katie Holmes and Al Pacino, but both were solid. I was expecting Tracy Morgan's dramatic performance to play like a bad SNL sketch, but was pleasantly surprised; he played his part really well. The plot is engaging enough, and the movie might have been pretty good if not for it's lousy and unsurprising ending. All in all...meh. "The Son of No One" is nothing special, but it's hardly the Battlefield Earth everyone made it out to be when it first premiered at Sundance.
26 of 40 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?