Channing Tatum and Al Pacino Share the Screen in ‘The Son of No One’ Trailer

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The Son of No One Trailer Channing Tatum and Al Pacino Share the Screen in The Son of No One Trailer

Channing Tatum has taken some big steps into leading man status over the last few years, including a star turn in the blockbuster action film G.I. Joe - but could anyone have foreseen the actor taking top billing over a Hollywood legend like Al Pacino?

Not me, but that’s exactly what happened in the new police thriller The Son of No One. And you know what? Tatum doesn’t look half-bad.

The movie, which is written and directed by Dito Montiel, follows Jonathan White (Tatum), a young coup who is assigned to work in the same working class neighborhood where he grew up. As White goes about his daily duties trying to police the violent neighborhood, he and his family are harassed by an anonymous individual over an unsolved murder case from 1986 that senior police officials seem to want to sweep under the rug.

Check out the trailer below.


This is Tatum’s third film with Montiel, following starring roles in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints and Fighting, and it’s clear that the pair are most comfortable doing gritty, urban-inspired crime films.

Still, the trailer for the film gives a pretty by-the-books thriller vibe, so what’s elevating this movie past direct-to-DVD status? For one thing, the cast is solid. In addition to Pacino and Tatum, The Son of No One also features Ray Liotta, Katie Holmes, and Tracy Morgan in a rare non-comedic role. Obviously, those actors may not be burning up anybody’s Oscar predictions list, but they can turn in decent performances in supporting roles.

More important is Tatum’s performance. I don’t know if it’s the cop mustache, but there’s something about Tatum in the trailer that seems more grown-up than his previous film work. Then again, a good Al Pacino narration can make just about everyone seem more serious. (Except for maybe Adam Sandler in Jack & Jill. I still can’t wrap my head around why Pacino is doing that movie.)

What do you think of The Son of No One? Is this something you’d check out. Also, what do you think of Channing Tatum’s rise to A-List status?

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  1. looks good. Tatum looking solid as lead but the main draw is Ray Liotta

    ” As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.”

  2. SOmething about the snippets of Tatum in this trailor that seemed very Ben Affleck… maybe that the trailor has a The Town vibe to it? Seems to be more than that though.

  3. Looks good, I can’t wait to check it out. Looks like this could be an improvement for Channing Tatum, I mean I never thought he was bad but at the same time he’s not great either. As for Al Pacino, it’s about time he stopped embarrassing himself because the last time Pacino did a good movie was “Insomnia” and “The Recruit”. Plus it’s interesting to see Tracy Morgan do something serious.

  4. I couldn’t see the release date here (Or did I go over it)…Did the trailer say it was coming out this fall?

    • Nov. 4th according to my Flixster app

  5. just watched this last night on a pirate site and had no idea it wasnt even in theaters yet due to the excellent quality. the child who plays the young version of Channing Tatum’s character was great. Al Pacino has little screen time but its Pacino so he steals the screen. Not an amazing film but a good rainy day escape.

  6. Channing Tatum is another idiot with an expressionless face and too many chances. But, overall, this doesn’t look half bad. I’ll wait for word-of-mouth on this.

  7. Its a real shame Tatum is in it. After GI Joe and Fighting, I dont want to watch another movie with him as the lead.

    • After reading this piece, I watched the trailer and my immediate reaction was “Tatum looks good in this?”

      Uhh he said one short line (maybe two?) and like a couple other movies I saw him in, it’s like Alex said above – expressionless.

      I’m not seeing the appeal or why this guy gets leading roles.

  8. The only 2 reasons I would even think about seeing this is Ray Liotta and Al Pacino. These young actors (and I use that word loosely), Channing Tatum, Taylor Lauther, etc…, are just not that good. This is a pass for me.

  9. I’m sorry, Channing Tatum still looks like he sucks…