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.

Runtime:
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)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carlo Matthews on 2 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
It's easy to give one or two stars to any product and write only one or two sentences on (or off) the subject. If you're going to do that, don't bother us with it. Give analysis. "Poor plot" and "turned this off after 10 mins" is just piss-poor on your side.

There are two great qualities here that distinguish this film from other British mafiosi ones (some of which are top notch too).

First, spot the many brilliant lines verging on the memorable, poetic, philosophical, and just insanely daft. Dom's rancid homage to his member, which starts things off and may not be everyone's cup of tea, together with the twisted speech he delivers prior to the crash (with all its brilliant visuals) are filled with golden nuggets while interspersed with hilarious vulgarity and terrific over-acting. Further, listen for much quality writing in the monologues. If all you're expecting is one thrill after another at freakish pace, then you'll miss many of the movie's charms and virtues. This is a cut above many other such genre flicks.

Second, Law puts on a gloriously filthy and unabashed performance. Although I was never a fan to begin with, he won me over. The mix of abandon, bravado, jelly sentimentalism, and highly credible acting when the script brought in moments dangerously close to cliche, all show his stature and versatility in a setting that is not considered to be in his element. He met the challenge and overcame heroically. Kudos to Law for handling such dramatic and extreme changes in his persona with confidence, aplomb, and profound gusto. I ended up cheering for Dom Hemingway.

Some reviewers have asked what the point was given the mafiosi character, who is often played one-dimensionally and inarticulately.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark B on 16 July 2014
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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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12 of 14 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MV on 24 July 2014
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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7 of 8 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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