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Nobel Son [DVD] [2007] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Alan Rickman , Bryan Greenberg , Randall Miller    DVD
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Alan Rickman, Bryan Greenberg, Shawn Hatosy, Mary Steenburgen, Bill Pullman
  • Directors: Randall Miller
  • Writers: Randall Miller, Jody Savin
  • Producers: Art Klein, Bridget Fonger, Henry Suarez, J.P. O'Neill, Jane Baum
  • Format: AC-3, Colour, Dolby, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Fox Searchlight
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Jun 2009
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0024F08Q0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 125,412 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Outrageous entertaining.... an insanely clever thriller! --Hollywood.com

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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If you've seen it, you know what I mean *wink*
This is a must for all Rickmaniacs. Or those with professor fantasies. Probably also for those who just enjoy black comedies. Although maybe not so much the latter.
I've watched it three times now, but to be honest only to drool over Alan. The plot is messy and tries too hard to be clever. But I can overlook that, cos the film involves Alan Rickman doing one of his students on a desk. *shrugs* What more can you ask for?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars "You may now formally kiss my fine white [xxx]." 13 Mar 2012
By C. O. DeRiemer HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
What a premise for a witty, malicious black comedy: Chemistry professor wins the Nobel and within days his son is kidnapped. The ransom is exactly the amount of the dollar amount of the award. The professor is a genius, a philanderer with his female graduate students, condescending, arrogant and so insensitive to others he makes us smile. Alan Rickman, of course, plays Dr. Eli Michaelson. Dr. Michaelson's first instinct is to keep the money.

Then a thumb arrives.

Nobel Son, sad to say, works against itself. From a setup dominated by Rickman's inflated and amusingly self-absorbed character, we're quickly enmeshed in a dysfunctional family that is plotted to be snarkily venomous but catches a case of directorial auteurism.

The kidnapping turns out to have stories within stories, all of which relate to Eli, and which in turn lead to another kidnapping. There are more malicious stories within stories, some of which might even be true (everyone is a good liar), plus a revelation or two. Do we wind up with ironic and extra-legal justice or just too much lime juice on the mango?

Unfortunately, the director, Randall Miller, isn't up to controlling a convoluted story of some wit and brittleness but which demands style and clarity. He repeatedly uses flash cuts and speed-ups, along with a loud, hip music score. What malicious wit there is, is lost. Particularly in a long scene in a mall involving a car as a prize, Miller's editing, with all his pyrotechnic flash, loses track of the cleverness of the switch.

Miller also has to deal with a cast that, except for Rickman and Mary Steenburgen, is only competent enough. Many seem to have cut their acting teeth in television productions with all those interchangeable roles and actors.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining 1 Oct 2012
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The story will leave you guessing but you may not be able to believe where it takes you.
Rather melodramatic and just a touch past the realm of possibility. It is still entertaining and well acted for the most part. If you are a fan of any of the main cast then I would recommend buying it so long as the price is good.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By omz13
Format:DVD
When you start watching this movie, the plot is obvious: a nobel-nominated professor heads off to Sweden to get his award and his son is kidnapped. The ransom is paid, the son is returned. All is well in the world. Its at this stage you realize the movie hasn't finished and you then enter the next phase. The plot twists around, and you get to learn more about the kidnapper, why he did it (hint: revenge!). Then, just as you get your head around this new plot, it twists again, and heads off in a different (and darker) direction. Throughout the movie, just when you think you understand the characters and their motives, things change around and you have to reevaluate your position (and pay attention to things). The only criticism is that the first part of the movie seems to develop very slowly, whilst the second and third parts move quickly; a bit of judicious editing in that first part would have been welcome.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars nobel son 23 July 2009
Format:DVD
Thisd film has already had considerable reviews, most of which find it too involved. Frankly, I didn't. I love involved corkscrew tales,as a fan of Le Carre. Alan Rickman plays an arrogant, conceited deeply unpleasant womaniser, a married man, a college lecturer who wins the Nobel prize. On the morning he flies to receie it in Sweden, his son is kidnapped, and aftet two phone cal sit is only after getting a thumb in thr mail he is forced to pay up. This is where things get complicated. Is it th son's thumb? s he involved? Who is the girl known as City Hall? And why him? A rea;lbrianteaser and worthy of more viewing. Everybody is absolutely brill in this story. A real ensemble piece. Buy!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Bit convoluted 7 Oct 2013
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I bought this to add to my growing collection of Rickman films. He is, of course, brilliant - snarling, unreasonable, egotistical academic. The main plot with the kidnap is rather bizarre and implausible, but hey, it's a film not a documentary!
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1.0 out of 5 stars I only watched half ot it... 7 Aug 2013
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I couldn't even watch the whole film...The whole thing was so terrible that even Alan Rickman seemed a bad actor !
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gift
I bought this at Christmas time for my Family. It was a good film, but I expected a little more owing to the fact that Alan Rickman was in it.
Published 16 months ago by KarCup
3.0 out of 5 stars On the slide?
Alan Rickman plays the philandering professor type with the long suffering wife and child. Have we seen this somewhere before? Read more
Published 19 months ago by L. Hawley
1.0 out of 5 stars Nobel nonsense
I love Alan Rickman. To say I was disappointed with this drivel is an understatement, I hope he leaves this off his CV in the future. Hasn't done his career any favours. Read more
Published on 19 April 2012 by Georgina
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film
Great entertaining film with interesting concept, and good acting from the cast. Good plot twists etc. Definitely worth a watch.
Published on 24 Sep 2011 by LSChester
5.0 out of 5 stars Nobel Son DVD Review
This film is amazing it has an amazing cast and the story has you guessing all the way through the film must have for anybody who likes real films not films that are all visual... Read more
Published on 27 April 2011 by amazonbuyer1993
4.0 out of 5 stars Who did what and why?
Eli Michaelson (Alan Rickman) is arrogant, narcissistic, and an all-round pig of a man. When he wins the Nobel prize in chemistry, his wife (Mary Steenburgen) and son are expected... Read more
Published on 22 July 2010 by Kona
1.0 out of 5 stars Nothing noble about Nobel Son!
I am a big, big Alan Rickman fan (& either own, or have at least watched, most of his films to date.) However, I have been avoiding Nobel Son in view of the clips/reviews etc. Read more
Published on 9 Oct 2009 by Sevvysgirl
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