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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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Richard Shepard
Studio Lionsgate
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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2.8 out of 5 stars

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5 of 5 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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9 of 10 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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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Albatross TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 5 April 2014
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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 Corey 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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By Diana D'Abrera on 1 Aug. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Went to see this film purely because Jude Law is in it. My husband said I wouldn't like it, but I insisted we go. How delighted I am that we made the effort. We both thoroughly enjoyed it.

During the first scene of indescribable violence (which I hated) I thought I was going to have to leave the cinema, but we got past that and then I started really enjoying things. Performances were excellent all round and the film was both funny and sad. We really empathised with Dom and have come away from this film with some excellent memories of performances and one-liners!

Absolutely loved it!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Wiltshire on 6 April 2014
Format: DVD
I had looked forward to seeing this film so maybe my review is tinged with disappointment.

Not with the performances however as both Jude Law and Richard E grant act their socks off but even this can compensate for an almost non existent story and an episodic script.

It is slow and frankly boring I'd recommend it just for the acting but for very little else
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Quite possibly the funniest film I have watched in a long time. It was hard to believe that I was actually watching a Jude Law film; His acting in this film is excellent & he is not the usual, easily recognisable Jude. His comic timing in this is flawless. Richard E Grant is a terrific comedy actor & in this film he does NOT disappoint. I would strongly recommend anyone to give this film a chance; The combination of Richard E Grant with Jude Law is just pure, complete & utter comic genius. Awesome fun !!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul Mc on 26 Dec. 2014
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A very enjoyable film, broke the boardom of Christmas Day for me, both Richard E Grant and jud law give very good and funny performances
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