Nobel Son Synopsis
The son of a prize-winning scientist is kidnapped by a young man who claims to be his half-brother.
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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...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

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

By Ruthe Stein
A dreary little thriller that irritates more than it thrills.
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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....
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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...
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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...
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What a wonderful unexpected surprise! DEC. 2, 2008. This evening I attended the advance press screening of this unassuming well-paced thriller - and I was surprised by how well-crafted this gem of...


By RandallVegas
Fast paced, well-written & directed, and an all-star can't go wrong with NOBEL SON this weekend. LOVED Alan Rickman as Eli Michaelson, who's a real cad but one that you can't help rooting...

Great flick!

By danobri
Saw it at Tribecca Film Festival. Glad it's finally hitting the theaters. Fast paced, devious characters, lots of dark humor... Alan Rickman at his best. Eliza Dushku is smoking! The music...

Nobel Son

By jaguars_fan
This movie has more twists in it than a little girls braids! Just when you think you have it all figured out, you're on a new quest to figure it all out! What a great ride! Alan Rickman is...

Surprisingly great

By jen1234
My boyfriend wanted to go see this movie and so we went and I ended up enjoying it. I was really expecting it to be too violent for my liking but the plot-line carried the violence in a very...

Great fun!!

By traciej
My son and I were the only two people in the theater. I can't believe it. This is the best movie out right now. We have walked out on the last two movies we went to see because there were so bad...

best movie of the weekend

By skinnyt12345
was just watchin those "at the movies" dudes and they said skip it. THAT'S why i hate those guys. GO SEE THIS MOVIE !!!! i saw transporter 3, punisher and this one. this was by far the best and i...

Two Thumbs Up!

By matt12345
Five stars, 100%, and two thumbs up. This movie was great! I suggest seeing it. It had a lot of great scenes, great acting, great music, great writing and a really fun plot. If you only see one movie...

Killer cast doesn't disappoint

By bill1234
This movie was really great. Randall Miller and Jody Savin did a really great job on this script and I'm so glad I saw it. The cast was great, every twist and turn made me enjoy this movie more. It's...

Not what you'd expect

By Everchange
The movie begins quite graphically and explosively. (Down to Alan Rickman's character having sex with one of his students.) Throughout the whole movie, my friend and I were never certain on what to...

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Rated R | For some violent gruesome images, language and sexuality