The Son: A Family Film That Will Make You Think, Lick and Cry

The Son: A Family Film That Will Make You Think, Lick and Cry

Review: Unfortunately, ‘The Son,’ starring Hugh Jackman, does not take after ‘The Father’ (2003)—the Oscar-winning drama from Scorsese.” : “Review: The movie is a very slight improvement over The Son, yet it is unlikely to be remembered as the best movie made by Scorsese following Martin Scorsese. The Son is a film that I would have enjoyed, but ultimately, I was disappointed.”

—Scott Weinberg, Chicago Tribune

“The Son, as enjoyable as it is un-funny, fails to deliver a whole new experience with its actors in the service of a narrative that is, for every purpose, a failure.”

—New York Times

“One of the funniest movies of the year,” [Peter Travers] wrote in USA Today. “The Son is a film that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and, besides, it manages to laugh often.”

—Bill Goodykoontz, The Boston Globe

“It’s a film that could make the movie version of the film version of a book a reality. The Son will be funny and weirdly touching, like a good, old-fashioned fairy tale. But it’s also a darkly realistic film about the relationship between father and son, who have nothing in common except the fact that they’ve been raised in two different cultures.”

—David Bordwell, The Washington Post

“The Son is a far cry from a great film and one of the most original movies of the year. But the great thing is that you can’t really judge The Son by any one box score—the film’s a triumph of all the senses.”


“In this deeply personal tale of a father and son, director Martin Scorsese delivers a film far more personal than the one he made with his father, Martin Scorsese, in 2003.”

—Cory Doctorow,,, August 5, 2010.

“An intimate and deeply emotional family film that will make you think, laugh and cry.”

—Los Angeles Times

“Scorsese’s new film is a deeply moving portrait of the

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