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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10 of 12 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.

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Well I am clearly in the minority here!

To put my comments in context for you, I watch a lot of film and too much of it is formulaic and boring. I'm not a fan of 'action' movies etc, preferring films along the lines of Withnail & I, Amelie, Sexy Beast, Cinema Paradiso, Delicatessen, Layer Cake, Shawshank Redemption, Lawrence of Arabia, etc. Basically, I like good films.

Richard E Grant plays a slightly sanguine life-long criminal and Dom Hemingway is played against type by Jude Law. His outrageous monologues are full of energy. Must've been interesting doing those scenes!

It does rather lose its way about halfway through, which is a pity, but I enjoyed it for its quirky vibrancy and good acting. I think some that suggest they didn't like Hemingway miss the point. Surely we don't have to like every character in a film? Although by the end I think you can see his humanity, even if you are never fully bought into his character because of the sheer 'over-the-top' delivery which I nevertheless found hugely entertaining and different.

I think I liked the script more than anything. The film making was not well structured. All considered, it's one of the most memorable and enjoyable films I've watched this year. It is more a Richard E Grant genre than Jude Law. Don't expect 'The Talented Mr Ripley'!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Infrequent reviewer on 8 May 2014
Format: DVD
This is the worst film I have ever watched.The script must have been written on the back of a postage stamp and usually to have a script you need to start with a storyline.There was no plot,not story and not even a decent ending of any sort.I am not sure why Jude Law decided this film was worth doing - perhaps the script writer said I haven't got your lines but hey just rant and rave a lot and throw in lots of swearing -easy money!Jude Law has done some great films eg Talented Mr.Ripley and now has resorted to this level - I would have given him more credit for going on Celebrity Big Brother or other such program.
I cannot even think of anything positive to say apart from a few but far between humerous moments.Not even any good film track which you sometimes get in rubbish British gangster films.
Don't waste your time watching.
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5 of 6 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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Format: DVD
Reasonable start - offensive, rude and quick fire. Then it drops into the basement of seemingly unrelated events - which I mainly fast forwarded through. And than a quick reprise of the first bit at the end. Clearly there was great challenge in sticking to one view of the type of film being made. Law's character in the first bit is kinda on the mark, but no-one else's is. Grant is miscast. Other characters pop in and out and just plain wrong in any context of the type of film being made at the points they appear. Overall, lacks focus, and is inconsistent in feel and story line throughout - compare to ritchie's films which by this standard would rate 6 out of 5.
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3 of 4 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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3 of 4 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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