Dom Hemingway
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Jude Law plays DOM HEMINGWAY, a larger-than-life safecracker with a loose fuse who is funny, profane, and dangerous. After twelve years in prison, he sets off with his partner in crime Dickie (Richard E. Grant) looking to collect what he's owed for keeping his mouth shut and protecting his boss Mr. Fontaine (Demian Bichir). After a near death experience, Dom tries to re-connect with his estranged daughter (Emilia Clarke), but is soon drawn back into the only world he knows, looking to settle the ultimate debt. (c) Fox Searchlight

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Dom is effusive with self-destructive charisma, the kind of loose cannon you'd follow into an all-night bender in spite of your better judgment."
‑ Barbara VanDenburgh, Arizona Republic
"The title character of this florid crime comedy could be an escapee from a Tarantino script, all flashy character traits and verbal overkill."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Dom Hemingway lives or dies by the audience's identification with its protagonist."
‑ Stephen Danay, Under the Radar
"Law tears into his role like he's like one of Shakespeare's most scabrous lost characters somehow unleashed in the modern world, and he clearly relishes the grit and the gristle."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"Jude Law is great, sure, but Dom Hemingway remains a character in search of a story, uttering sentences in search of a script."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"You don't so much care where Dom is going as how he's getting there, and he's getting there loud."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Dom Hemingway is often viciously funny, and every time you think the movie has run out of steam, Shepard spins things in a new direction, keeping the energy from flagging (including one of the most startling car crashes I've ever seen in a film)."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Jude Law gives a bravura performance as the title character, but you can't escape the feeling that this 2013 crime comedy-drama could have been either funnier or more dramatic."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"When the movie takes a break from its tone of merry obnoxiousness to strain for poignancy, it settles too easily into sentimentality."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"I unreservedly love Richard Shepard's Dom Hemingway, and I strongly urge everyone with a taste for quirky, dark crime comedy of the British variety to beat a path to it."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
""Dom Hemingway" has two terrific things going for it: snappy dialogue (I was quite fond of the accusation "You disrespected my cat") and Law, who's both funny and scary in equal measures."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"While Law bellows blasphemous poetry, his director orchestrates a noirish light show with a cockeyed rhythm."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"In his attempt to build a story around a two-dimensional character, writer/director Richard Shepard has ended up with a meandering mess of clichés that was in desperate need of some originality."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"He's not the kind of guy you'd want to date your daughter. Neither, for most, is he the kind of guy you'd want to spend 90 minutes with in a movie theater."
‑ Mal Vincent, The Virginian-Pilot
"I've always been on the fence about Law. For every Gattaca or Closer, there are a handful of The Holidays and Cold Mountains to contend with. But if Dom isn't his best performance, it's certainly his funniest."
‑ Rob Boylan, Orlando Weekly
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