Hey everybody. I hope you all are enjoying your weekends! Today I will be giving a short review on the movie entitled The Son of No One from Anchor Bay Films, starring some pretty recognizable names. In the lead role we have Channing Tatum as “Milk” or Jonathan. Other cast members include; Ray Liotta (Goodfellas, Smokin’ Aces), as Captain Marion Mathers, Katie Holmes (Batman Begins, Tom Cruises’ wife), as Jonathans’ wife, and James Ransone (Generation Kill, Inside Man), as Officer Thomas Prudenti, or Milk’s partner. We also get some smaller roles from Al Pacino (Scarface, The Godfather), as Detective Charles Stanford, and the pretty much hilarious all the time, but not this time, Tracy Morgan (30 Rock, Copout), as Vincent Carter, Milks’ best friend growing up.
I really was not sure what to think about this movie when I first saw the cast. It seemed too good to be true, but that it could be because it was not really advertised. Then again you should never judge a movie or book just because not many people have heard of it. For one, I saw that this same company had put out another movie that I enjoyed very much called The Dead, so I gave it a shot.
This movie is a gritty police drama about a cop who is assigned to the area in which he used to live, and where he holds some very deep secrets. He is forced to reopen a case that happened during his childhood, in which he was highly involved in. With the help of his friend Vincent, and a high profile detective Charles Stanford, these murders never saw the light of day. Milk starts seeing notes written to him that have some information about the case telling him to stop the pursuit or else! Eventually a reporter, played by Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Dan in Real Life), threatens to leak a story exposing Milk’s past. Jonathan finds out through a series of threatening calls and anonymous letters that his deadly past was all covered up by Detective Stanford.
As far as special features go, it was lacking. But you can not expect it to be ladened with special features because well there really is not much you could show, other than a making of. it does have some extended scenes that you can enjoy and the theatrical trailer if you want to watch it, but don’t expect too much from the special features area.
Overall it was an alright movie. You get to hear a little bit of old Pacino when he yells a sentence even though the person is 5-feet away, but thats why we love him! I enjoyed the cast as well as the plot/story. It was kind of easy to pick up and well delivered. I know that imdb and other sites have not given it good scores, but if you really enjoy a cop drama/thriller with a few twists you will probably enjoy this. Well until next time, this is Mr. Belding signing out.