The Son

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Synopsis

Peter has his busy life with new partner Beth and their baby thrown into disarray when his ex-wife Kate turns up with their teenage son, Nicholas.

Cast

  • Vanessa Kirby
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Anthony Hopkins
  • Laura Dern
  • Hugh Quarshie
  • William Hope
  • Gretchen Egolf
  • Zen McGrath
  • Akie Kotabe
  • Joseph Mydell

Atom User Reviews

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Thought provoking with some important social honesty. Don’t divorce your wife. Man up.

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Eric B

Metacritic

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Dec 19, 2022

There are no astute or emotionally resonating takeaways to be had about the pain of depression, just stock melodrama with a cautionary-tale climax that feels desperate to shock.

Metacritic review by Trace Sauveur
Trace Sauveur
Austin Chronicle
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Sep 7, 2022

The Son is too suffocated by the severity of its writing and the sterility of its environments for the film’s characters to grow beyond the scenarios they represent.

David Ehrlich
IndieWire
80
Sep 7, 2022

The Son is a laceratingly painful drama, an incrementally increased agony without anaesthetic.

Metacritic review by Peter Bradshaw
Peter Bradshaw
The Guardian