Dom Hemingway (2013)

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Dom Hemingway (2013)
  • Time: 93 min
  • Genre: Comedy | Crime | Drama
  • Director: Richard Shepard
  • Cast: Emilia Clarke, Jude Law, Richard E. Grant

Storyline:

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.

One review

  • At first look, Dom Hemingway seems to have all the makings of a good British crime comedy. Witty jokes, extraordinary characters, good fights, not-your-average gangsters. But overall, Dom Hemingway doesn’t work as a movie. Why? Because the jokes aren’t really witty, the characters, although out of the ordinary aren’t deep and the plot, especially after a certain point, is too meaningless, you loose all curiosity and just don’t care anymore. We could easily say that the director tried to go for the Guy Ritchie style. What he should’ve done was put more depth into the characters, give us more on their backstories. And make more use of some characters, like Madalene Ghenea’s character, there could’ve been more to her then just having a few lines overall and running off with Dom’s money. There were many stories within the movie worth extending and further exploring, like Dom’s best friend and their youth days as criminals or his relationship with Melody. Instead of going for all that, the director chooses to provide us with meaningless scenes, an unmoving plot and second-class humor. All this shows that Guy Ritchie is indeed Guy Ritchie for a reason.

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