My Son (2017)

Guillaume Canet, Mélanie Laurent, Olivier de Benoist, Antoine Hamel,
The disappearance of his child sends a man on a dark path to find the truth.
  • 5.8 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2018-09-07 Added:
  • Laure Irrmann, Writer:
  • Christian Carion, Director:
  • Philip Boëffard, Christophe Rossignon, Producer:


6 / 10

Not Your Typical Vigilante Movie

Not your typical vigilante revenge film with its deliberate pacing. But the tension does grow as the movie progresses and I certainly wanted to know how this was all going to turn out. Unfortunately, not all of the plot elements are thoroughly explained either adding to the film's detriment.

Guillaume Canet stars as Julien, who gets a call from his ex-wife (Melanie Laurent) that their 7-year-old son has mysteriously disappeared from a 4 day long nature camp. The impulsive and emotional Julien will try and use home videos to get clues as to what actually happened. Eventually, he will go full vigilante and do whatever he deems necessary to locate his son.

Certainly not the best revenge thriller I've ever seen, but there was enough here in this French drama to keep me engaged.

7 / 10

Now, that's a dad!

Well done! While the father didn't do exactly what I'd do, I sure do understand what he did - and why! And Mélanie Laurent is absolutely terrific! Gorgeous exterior settings too! I would have given this a full ten stars, but the ending, ending was much too ambiguous for me. I needed a more flushed out resolution. But, this is a good 'taken' movie for sure!

7 / 10

Very good and thrilling drama

Thrilling and strong drama filled with suspense. The performances are fine and the excecution is totally credible. While this movie stands great on its own, I′m waiting the remake being directed by the same director and with Claire Foy and James McAvoy starring. Despite the talents involved, they have shoes to fill in comparison with this.