The Son of No One (2011)
The Son of No One is a 2011 American action thriller film written by Dito Montiel based on a book written by Montiel of the same name. A young cop (Tatum) is assigned to a precinct in the Queens neighborhood, where he grew up. To provide for his wife and ailing daughter, he works hard to keep his life on track. But this life is threatened when a dark secret bubbles to the surface. An anonymous source reveals new information about an unsolved murder by two boys and a possible police cover-up, setting off a chain of events that rattles the neighborhood. Filming took place from February 2010 to April in Queens, NY, with several scenes shot in the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City. Much of the film takes place in 2002, though there are flashbacks to 1986. The film was selected to close the 2011 Sundance Film Festival on January 30, 2011. Anchor Bay secured distribution rights to the film. The film received mostly negative reviews from critics, earning an 18% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 34 reviews. The consensus states: "Needless stylistic flourishes and wholly illogical storytelling make The Son of No One a grisly, repugnant journey.