Dom Hemingway 2013

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Dom Hemingway is a larger-than-life safecracker with a loose fuse - funny, profane, and dangerous. Back on the streets of London after twelve years in prison, it?s time to collect what he?s owed for keeping his mouth shut. Travelling with his devoted best friend (Grant), Dom visits his crime boss (Bichir) in the south of France to claim his reward.

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1 hour 33 minutes

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Dom Hemingway

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Genres Drama
Director Richard Shepard
Studio Lionsgate
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

2.8 out of 5 stars

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Davey. on 15 Jun 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Dave Law shouting CAHNT a lot and generally overacting, thank god for Withnail who just manages to put some fun into an otherwise waste of 2 hours.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Door Peeper on 12 May 2014
Format: DVD
Jude Law is a great actor but this verbose and way over the top character was just confusing and instantly dislikeable.
The film was a mess and ambled along with little cohesion.
It should've been good but it wasn't.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By EMMA THOMSON on 6 July 2014
Format: DVD
Load of rubbish, Jude law is normally good turned this off after 10mins.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Lee on 30 Nov 2014
Format: DVD
Very poor film with Jude Law attempting to portray a charachter much akin to Ben Kingsley's Don Logan in the excellent Sexy Beast and failing dismally. I watched as much as I could, in the hope that somewhere along the line, there would be some kind of story, but after an hour of tedious, shouty diaglogue which sounded as if it had been written by Danny Dyer, even the wonderful Richard E Grant couldn't entice me to watch any more. My recommendation for this film...don't bother its utter rubbish.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Miss C S Brien on 11 July 2014
Format: DVD
Jude Law is a fantastic actor but this is one of the most dreadful films I've ever seen. I gave up less than half way through.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Ian Armer VINE VOICE on 20 April 2014
Format: DVD
Dom Hemingway is a depressing experience. If, like myself, you were suckered in by the brilliant trailer (give those guys an award) you might be alarmed to discover that not only is Dom Hemingway nowhere near as good as the trailer, it's also a relentlessly juvenile, rambling and painfully misogynistic experience. It's also immensely boring and fails - even at a basic level - of telling a decent story. Structure is out of the window and scenes trot by, failing to serve or propel the story forward. The film is borderline incoherent and is actually embarrassing to watch.

It's all from the (apparently adolescent) mind of Richard Shepard, who has hammered out a cliché spewing rag of a story. If you are fifteen and overexcited, it's probably the greatest movie ever made. For anybody else, it's a charmless, witless disaster. Is this where British cinema has taken us? Is this really what gets made and passes for entertainment? Believe the negative reviews - this film is a massive waste of time. A solid gold stinker.

Ignore the 5 star reviews. They probably worked on the film. Save your time and money. Watch something - anything - else.

0/10
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Albatross on 5 April 2014
Format: DVD
Ben Kingsley did it in ‘Sexy Beast,’ Tom Hardy did it in ‘Bronson’ and now Jude Law ‘thugs up’ in Dom Hemingway. And as most will be aware, Law is best known for his dramatic performances, where he plays softer, more gentile characters. Therefore, you can’t blame him for wanting to try something a little different. Here, in ‘Dom Hemingway’ he plays the titular role of a convict released from prison and attempting to get back into his old ways.

Now, if you read any of the publicity for the film, you’ll keep seeing the phrase ‘larger than life’ used to describe Jude Law’s character. That, in my opinion is a very kind use of language. I would describe the character of Dom Hemingway as ‘loud, foul-mouthed and very annoying.’

I have nothing against bad or offensive leading characters/antiheros, but Hemingway is just too unlikeable to feel anything for. He just lurches from one scene to the next where he goes in, acts nice and friendly, only to degenerate into swearing loudly at someone or cracking their head open.

Fair play to Jude Law – he plays the part of a horrible character well. However, his character would be better suited as the ‘bad guy’ in a film, rather than someone we’re supposed to like. The film got me thinking of ‘Layer Cake’ where Daniel Craig was the ‘hero’ despite being a drug dealer and criminal in general. However, despite his dodgy lifestyle, he was well-mannered and decent and therefore a lot easier to think of as a hero.

Fans of Jude Law will appreciate the performance he gives. However, I can’t see many people actually ‘liking’ the character he plays, which is a shame, because the character of ‘Dom Hemingway’ would probably be perfect as the villain in some sort of British gangster movie directed by Guy Richie.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Corey S. Newcombe on 9 May 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Jude Law plays the titular character, who has just been released from chokey after twelve years and wants what he is owed for not opening his mouth.

He meets up with one handed Richard E. Grant and travel to get his money. After a night of debauchery and a car accident, he loses his money and has to start again from scratch, first trying to bond with his estranged daughter.

And to get his loot back.....

Its a mix of a lot of films. Most notably Sexy Beast, Bronson, and Payback. But unlike those movies, it's weirdly bland, despite the psychedelic feel the movie has (almost Sixties like) and a wonderful performance from Law.

The first couple of acts are brilliant. Lots of swearing and cockney wide boys giving it the big one, and all the while Law, spouting out lines like a Cannon, and looking like something from Life on Mars.

But as soon as we look deeper into Dom Hemingway, the person, you found out that Dom Hemingway,mother film, is rather shallow and not as funky as the first two acts suggest.

It's when we meet his daughter, and catch up with his past, that the film loses his way, when Dom is becoming more of a real person, not the pantomime character he was to begin with, as if the makers are struggling to make him 'normal'.

But it's still watchable, Law is brilliant, and its funny in places, just a little too bland come the finale.
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