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4.0 out of 5 stars This movie is dirty and shockly good
It's over the top; sure. This is a film in which arms are literally being thrown around, subtitles are correcting themselves, but I loved every minute of it. Kiera Knightley gives a fierce performance. She shows the right amount of anger and dedication in this performance. Mickey Rourke follows up his great performance in 'Sin City' with another tough-guy performance...
Published on 3 July 2007 by Jenny J.J.I.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Decidedly different and good in parts
I find it hard to understand why this above average action thriller managed to upset quite so many people in quite so many ways. It is certainly a cut or two above the typical Hollywood formulaic bang-bang flick and has deliberately set out to be different ... so, if your idea of a buzz is Arnie, Sly or Bruce with no requirement to engage brain cells, this probably isn't...
Published on 8 Sep 2006 by DocMartin


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5.0 out of 5 stars Good film at a good price., 23 Jan 2014
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Good film at a good price. I have been looking for this for a while, but found it on amazon
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1.0 out of 5 stars How not to make a film., 20 Jan 2014
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I can't believe that the film makers watched this back and were satisfied. There are just so many things wrong with it. To name one there is no real character development. You never learn much about them or really care about their outcome. It has a very immature feel. The Jerry Springer scene was just ridiculous!

The biggest flaw was the constant flash backs. It really disrupts the flow of the film and makes it very unwatchable. Knightly's performances is acceptable but Christopher Walken proves why in my opinion he is a very overrated actor with this wooden performance. This this a complete failure and I would advise that you avoid at all costs.
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4.0 out of 5 stars My name is..., 26 May 2013
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Bold, brash and ballsy - that could apply to both Domino Harvey herself and the film, easily identifiable as a Tony Scott production; all the style, verve and attitude of a music video, with pretty much the same amount of quality dialogue and sophistication.
That said, the movie is hugely enjoyable if utterly daft, and has plenty of memorable moments - Domino breaking the nose of an arrogant TV actor who scornfully questions her state of mind is just one. Quality performances are provided from the legendary Chris Walken as a seedy TV executive, Mickey Rourke as the down-at-heel but uber-confident bounty hunter who takes Domino under his wing, Mo'Nique as a larger than life chancer who bites off more than she can chew, and Lucy Liu as an extremely uptight FBI interrogator.
The film crashed and burned at the box office, however time has been kind, and it remains a high-octane entertainment experience that's worth 90 minutes of your time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Fallen Domino, 14 Feb 2013
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Ostensibly, Richard Kelly isn't a great storyteller. Though Donnie Darko's still a masterpiece the best of his other work is The Box. Southland Tales and Domino are at best messily plotted extravaganzas. Domino mixes a Tarantinian crime story with bizarre satire and buried pseudo-spiritual themes, leading to an unfocused film. Tony Scott's direction, which has more jump cuts than the trashiest YouTube vlog, suits Kelly's schizophrenic script. However, if there's one thing you can't say about Domino, it's that it's boring, and in this age of conveyerbelt mulch I enjoy anything which doesn't bore me.
Firstly, this is in no way about the real Domino Harvey, daughter of famous actor Laurence Harvey, who despite her privileged life became a bounty hunter and died of an overdose months before the film was released. It's inspired by her, but a lot of the names are changed and what happens is mostly fictional, as well it would have to be; only in a bizarre parallel universe (or a movie) could such events transpire. Keira Knightley plays Domino. As a girl she's shunted between boarding schools by her socialite mother (Jacqueline Bisset), then after getting expelled from college sees an advert for bounty hunters. After some creative persuasion seasoned hunter Ed Mosbey (Mickey Rourke) recruits her. Mosbey's team includes his protege Choco (Edgar Ramirez), Afghan bomb expert Alf (Riz Abbasi), bail bondsman Claremont Williams III (Delroy Lindo), who employs them all, and Claremont's mistress Lateesha (Mo'Nique). Christopher Walken has a small role as an eccentric producer making a show about them, and Lucy Liu is a criminal psychologist whose interview with Domino is the film's framing device.
Over the course of the film many double crosses will occur and other characters appear, until you've either lost track of what's going on or, like me, started wallowing in it all. I think it's even suggested at one point that a character's child is a new messiah and Domino's destiny is to save it. Kelly's love of convoluted and surreal storytelling is as evident here as it was in Southland Tales, though Domino's a more successful narrative because the satire's subtler and it at least has just one main character.
Knightley's too soft-looking and well-spoken to truly convince as a bounty hunter - when you see the real Domino just before the end credits she's a lot more butch - but that's the Hollywood way. Even films which supposedly empower women need pretty girls. Knightley's a great actress, though, and makes the role work by not playing a real person so much as a comic book heroine. She has a domino necklace and dresses a bit like Catwoman. Rourke's fine as a man he could play in his sleep, and Mo'Nique's delightful as a stereotypical ghetto princess. Domino may be an abstract mess, but I like complex plots even when they fall apart, and, most importantly, I was never bored.
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Style over nothing, 31 Mar 2006
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This film deserves some credit for being so convincingly unwatchable. In one scene Keira et al are freaking out on Mescalin while careering wildly in their big van thing. Cue fast cuts, crazy pumping music, wierd washed out colours, pointless camera zooms and odd metallic sounding narration. In other words, exactly the same stylistic tricks employed throughout the rest of the film. Are we so zoned out in our search for the ultimate thrill ride in the shortest space of time that films have to be indistinguishable from a 2hour rock/rap video? Any cool elements, such as Christopher Walken's comic voyeur turn, have to fight the endless array of camera gymnastics and editing cartwheels. Granted, this wasn't a period drama; anything containing freewheeling bounty hunters, mafia/FBI showdowns and explosive-obsessed Afghan revolutionaries is hardly the stuff of ponderous arthouse cinema. However the lack of a settling period means you are denied scenes of substantial character interaction to break them out of their 2D molds. Instead we are bombarded with lots of information about them via either flashback, detached monologue or both. It was like being given a CV and a picture of someone, but not getting to meet them.
On top of this the story was convoluted - a problem which the director tried to overcome by having several lines repeated or often shown as subtitles. There appeared to be a straining attempt to present the title character struggling with divine fate and mortality, but to what end is anyone's guess. Some people are lucky and some aren't? Is sacrifice important? Who knows and after sitting through this, who cares? The one star is for not going down the standard Hollywood action picture route. However being unconventional alone does not make a good movie. In this case it's resulted in a very bad one.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars entertaining, 25 July 2006
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To get a few things out of the way first: yes, Domino is shot like an overlong MTV video. Keira Knightley is a grossly unconvincing bounty hunter. The whole business was never going to be an Oscar-winning enterprise...

But Domino is extremely good fun. It's slick, and cool. Keira Knightley is hot, obviously, and Mickey Rourke is well and truly back on form as her bounty hunting mentor. The film bounces along amid overenthusiastic editing and a soundtrack made up of seemingly Xzibit's entire back-catalogue, through entertaining fights, via a surreal and random torture scene to the tune of Tom Jones, to a pretty impressive climax.

Don't expect a credible action thriller, but Domino, together with a pizza and a crate of beer, should guarantee you an entertaining night in.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Top Movie/Shacky camera, 28 Feb 2006
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H. R. B. Smith "H-extra" (London) - See all my reviews
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Some of the reviews i read didn't know the director! One of our most famous, and successful Tony Scott, and thought that Kiera ACCENT MEANT they changed the movie to english/brat NEWS FLASH this is a true/real person god how thick! Now instead of the usual film, where within 10 mins you know the ending, we had something, different and vastly more entertaining than the majority of movies coming out. I and it sems most didn't appriecate the return to NYPD Blues camera work, but at least it didn't treat the viewer as thick, and with great action, and great characters this meant a lazy afternoon, was very well spent!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Like watching a drunken magician throwing up on the audience, 30 May 2012
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Domino gets my vote for worst film of the year. Yep, even worse than Timbo Hines War of the Worlds because even tho the trailer made this look crap, unlike Timbo's turkey, there was enough about this one to leave us with some hope that Tony Scott smashes bloodily against the wall like a doll's head filled with tomato ketchup. It's the biggest piece of crap I've seen in years. Forget how laughably miscast KK is as the posh bird/ladette/bounty hunter, firing two obviously balsa wood machine guns at the same time because she's not strong enough to lift the real ones or talking in a stupid voice that no-one in Britain really has. Everything stinks. Richard Kelly's script is barely there, throwing up the odd bone in between the clichés: for all this subverting the biopic/action pic talk, it's a very, very conventional narrative and very predictably done. To hide this, Scott changes the colours from one shot to the next, over-exposes the film and cuts a hundred times a minute like a drunken magician trying to distract your attention. Even the Donnie Darko fanatics are going to have a hard time convincing themselves this is cutting edge stuff. I could go on, but I just don't want to relive any more of it. Mickey Rourke and Walken are okay but everyone else is just trying. Really trying.

In case you didn't guess, I hated it. Really hated it. Can't anyone make a good dumb fun action movie anymore?
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars interesting biopic, 10 Dec 2010
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This is based on a true story.
Domino Harvey is the daughter of Lawrence Harvey, a famous fifties actor. Her life is sad. She has a priveleged background but money doesnt buy her love. It is far from cliched howver, as it is true. She looks for a father figure and finds one in the world of bounty hunters.
Sadly Domino took her own life shortly after being arrested for drug possession.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I guess he had a thing for models..., 17 Nov 2013
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Domino Harvey, daughter of film actor Laurence Harvey, is tired and unsuited to the pretentiousness of her high-society LA life, so she leaves the vanity behind, and sets off to become a bounty hunter.

She falls under the wing of veteran hunter Ed Mosley and his crew, and becomes an unlikely natural in the art of bounty hunting.

But things heat up when a masked gang steal the contents of an armoured car, and before long the mob, a crazed TV producer, the FBI and a terminally ill child have all got caught up in the situation....

Tony Scott was an amazing film maker. Top Gun, Man On Fire, Déjà Vu to name a few. But wow, just like his Brother, he had a fair few stinkers under his belt. And this has to be right near the buckle.

The film is bonkers, but not in a good way. It's all style and no substance, and although it looks all flashy and fresh, as soon as it tries to elaborate its narrative, it stinks rotten to the core.

Knightley is okay, as is Rourke, but the rest of the cast seem lost, Walken is the special guest star and hams it up, making the film all the more laughable.

It looks good, very good, but it tries too hard to be something different, and ruins it.

Oh, and the real Domino appears right at the end, smiling.

Guess she never saw the film.

RIP
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