Nobel Son

Nobel Son
Nobel Son
  • R
  • 2h 35m
  • 2008
Barkley Michaelson is in a deep life rut. He's struggling to finish his PhD thesis when his father, the learned Eli Michaelson, wins the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Barkley and his mother, Sarah, a renowned forensic psychiatrist, now have the ill-fortune of living with a man-eating monster whose philandering ways have gotten less and less discreet. As if Barkley's world is not bad enough, on the eve of his father receiving the Nobel, Barkley is kidnapped and the requested ransom is the $2,000,000 in Nobel prize money. Needless to say, Eli refuses to pay it and so starts a venomous tale of familial dysfunction, lust, betrayal and ultimately revenge.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Despite the best efforts of a strong cast, Nobel Son is over-plotted and self-consciously odd.
Time Out
Anna King

June 22, 2017
Christine Champ

June 22, 2017
At the Movies
Ben Lyons

Is it a thriller? Is it a heist movie? Is it a comedy?

June 21, 2017
At the Movies
Ben Mankiewicz

I had high hopes for Nobel Son at the halfway point, but it ultimately really completely collapses...

June 21, 2017
Chicago Reader
J. R. Jones

The plot twists are mostly predicated on the characters' improbably shifting loyalties, the sort o...

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:December 5, 2008
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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