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      Nobel Son

      R Released Dec 5, 2008 1h 50m Mystery & Thriller Comedy List
      26% Tomatometer 65 Reviews 44% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings Soon after his insufferably arrogant father (Alan Rickman) wins the Nobel Prize for chemistry, Barkley Michaelson (Bryan Greenberg) is kidnapped by Thaddeus James (Shawn Hatosy), a young genius who claims to be Barkley's illegitimate half-brother. Motivated not so much by money as revenge, Thaddeus tries to convince Barkley to help him carry out a multimillion-dollar extortion plot against their patriarch. Read More Read Less

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      Despite the best efforts of a strong cast, Nobel Son is over-plotted and self-consciously odd.

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      Anna King Time Out Rated: 4/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Christine Champ Film.com Rated: C- May 6, 2011 Full Review Nick Schager Slant Magazine An absolutely abysmal crime flick. Rated: .5/4 Dec 5, 2008 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins With its constant genre-morphing subplots, psychotic characters, and unordered narrative, it will keep audiences guessing all the way through. Rated: 6/10 Nov 28, 2020 Full Review Kevin Carr 7M Pictures The writing is hopelessly obtuse, and it seems that the writer was just trying to pull a fast one on the audience. Rated: 1.5/5 Jan 11, 2010 Full Review William Goss Cinematical Smug and glib and generally apathetic as to who gets what in the end, so long as it seems clever at the time. Dec 17, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Cristian s Básicamente la película es un exceso de giros argumentales. Cumple porque nunca se sabe que va a pasar a continuación pero por momentos esos giros son tan absurdos y confusos que terminan arruinando una buena idea muy mal aplicada. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 09/20/23 Full Review steve d The cast (and I LOVE the cast) can not make this dark, boring and deeply unpleasant film work. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Reasonable film but a bit too confusing and complicated for me. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Only giving it a star because of Greenburg's performance. It's nothing spectacular, but holds up, despite this being a horrible film. Rickman did okay, but I feel like he only worked on this movie to pay for his retirement or something. This movie tries to be suspenseful, funny, serious, and...God, I don't even know what else. But, it tries to be so many things that it made it confusing for me whether to laugh at something or stare blankly. I remember the first minute or so being suspenseful and giving me the impression that this was going to be an awesome cop and robber movie. But, no, we get a confusing plot, characters, and actors that sounded really bored every time they spoke. I'm not kidding, they sounded really dull and boring. Breaks my heart to see this on Rickman's list of movies he's worked on because this was HORRIBLE. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member It was certainly different, somewhat hard to follow. Great music from the GREAT Paul Oakenfold. Very interesting plot. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Talk about revenge. I would have given it 3 stars if it had been a little cleaner. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Soon after his insufferably arrogant father (Alan Rickman) wins the Nobel Prize for chemistry, Barkley Michaelson (Bryan Greenberg) is kidnapped by Thaddeus James (Shawn Hatosy), a young genius who claims to be Barkley's illegitimate half-brother. Motivated not so much by money as revenge, Thaddeus tries to convince Barkley to help him carry out a multimillion-dollar extortion plot against their patriarch.
      Director
      Randall Miller
      Producer
      Randall Miller, Jody Savin
      Screenwriter
      Jody Savin, Randall Miller
      Distributor
      Freestyle Releasing
      Production Co
      Unclaimed Freight
      Rating
      R (Violent Images|Sexuality|Language)
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 5, 2008, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 18, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $333.9K
      Runtime
      1h 50m
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