75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A mercilessly convoluted version of a Twister, that genre in which the plot whacks us as if it's taking batting practice. I will not hint at anything that happens. I will simply observe that it's all entertaining.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A smart aleck-y kidnapping caper that whooshes around to a thumping electronic beat.
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50

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Nobel Son is not good. Nor is it bad. It exists, instead, somewhere in the middle ground of interesting enough to hold one's attention without actually providing any fresh, sensible or nonderivative developments.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Guy Ritchie made a name for himself with scuzz, but even his shtick has exceeded its sell-by date. Nobel Son goes further, crossing the contortions of "The Usual Suspects" with the shallowness of certain intellectual family melodramas.
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
I enjoyed Eliza Dushku's mad poetess, probably for the wrong reasons, but with a project this meager, you take your artful sneers and scenic diversions where you can get them.
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25

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The movie is so relentlessly self-congratulatory, you can't help becoming thoroughly sick of it.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
A dreary little thriller that irritates more than it thrills.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Randall Miller (Bottle Shock), appears to be trying to cross a bad Elmore Leonard thriller with a bad indie-festival family-angst comedy. He gives us the worst of both worlds.
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Rickman has fun playing a lecherous old bastard of a professor in Nobel Son, a pulpy would-be comic thriller, but the movie doesn't deserve him.
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20

Austin Chronicle

Even the dependable Rickman can't find his footing here. As he lamely hams it up, you can see him trying to rally himself and then deciding it's not worth the effort.
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28 out of 100
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