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Domino (2005)



Critic Consensus: The life story of model-turned- bounty-hunter Domino Harvey struggles to get out of this overwrought and excessive biopic.

Movie Info

The daughter of respected actor and matinee idol Lawrence Harvey, and model-turned-socialite Sophie Wynn, Domino Harvey was born into a life of wealth and privilege -- a lifestyle that did not interest her. Even from her earliest years, Domino rebelled against convention and the jet set. When Domino was only eight, her beloved father passed away and her mother looked to the stability of boarding school in a misguided attempt to tame her wild child. But nothing could repress Domino's fiery nature -- not friendships, not school, not her mother's high society. Even the extraordinary excesses paraded before her during a brief stint at modeling paled in comparison to her own escapades. Not until she stumbled upon a job seminar recruiting aspiring bounty hunters was her thirst for excitement at long last quenched. To Sophie's horror, Domino not only fell in love with the job but also with her fellow adventurers, who over the years would become her family.more
Rating: R (for strong violence, pervasive language, sexual content/nudity and drug use)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Toby Emmerich, Richard Kelly, Tobias Emmerich
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 21, 2006
Box Office: $10.1M
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Keira Knightley
as Domino Harvey
Mickey Rourke
as Ed Mosbey
Delroy Lindo
as Claremont Williams I...
as Lateesha Rodriguez
Macy Gray
as Lashandra Davis
Dabney Coleman
as Drake Bishop
Lucy Liu
as Taryn Miles
Jacqueline Bisset
as Sophie Wynn
Stanley Kamel
as Anthony Cigliutti
Ian Ziering
as Himself
T.K. Carter
as Lester Kincaid
Kel O'Neill
as Frances
Shondrella Avery
as Lashindra Davis
Tabitha Brownstone
as Young Domino
Lew Temple
as Locus Fender
Tom Waits
as Wanderer
Peter Jacobson
as Burke Beckett
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Critic Reviews for Domino

All Critics (164) | Top Critics (40)

While visual anarchy can be starling and bracing in chunks, Domino quickly settles into a one-tone-fits-all groove that's desperately wearying.

Full Review… | August 18, 2013
Antagony & Ecstasy

Scott never takes his finger off the remix button, meaning scenes play out in microflashes and dialogue is chopped and scratched like a beatmixing jock cutting loose on his first day at DJ school.

Full Review… | November 7, 2012
Empire Magazine Australasia

Despite a great deal of promise and a rousing (albeit too drawn out) finale, it is crippled by a lack of narrative focus and good characterization. But it could have been so much more, and that is truly the worst thing that could be said about it.

Full Review… | March 18, 2011

Kelly writes an often taut and fascinating look at bounty hunters gives us some truly likable characters I often found myself rooting for.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

...a tribute to Domino Harvey that reduces her to a nerve-jangling, romanticized song lyric.

Full Review… | January 19, 2009
Movie Metropolis

Domino is one insane gibbering beast, leagues more idiosyncratic than the average action flick.

Full Review… | July 30, 2007

Audience Reviews for Domino


Tony Scott brings the "flare" in Domino, but ends up burning it down instead of lighting it up.The story does have its points of interest thanks to some minor, although predictable, twists and turns. Unfortunately, the film is a bit elongated at 2 hours and the stylized nature of Tony Scott completely outshines anything this picture has going for it. The director's stamp seemingly ends up on nearly every shot; however, this stamp isn't enjoyable to look at. At some points, it's like watching a poorly edited music video.Even the action and violence gets clouded by the visual prowess of Scott. Once again, this is a shame since bounty hunting is an integral piece of the story.Keira Knightley is enjoyable to witness as this type of character. It's just too bad that none of the characters, even Knightley's, are likable. There are a number of recognizable faces amongst the cast, which end up as wasted talent.Regardless of the cast and story, Domino is film that divides the audience with its approach. It's a 50/50 chance whether or not this will end up as a recommendable movie.

JY Skacto

Super Reviewer

this remains the worst movie i have ever seen, even if jon loved it.

Jason Robinson

Super Reviewer

If you're looking for one of Tony Scott's worst films, then your best bet is watching Domino, a fictionalized film about real life bounty hunter, Domino Harvey. The film had potential of being something cool, and hype. But Tony Scott's style of filmmaking is overused to the fullest here, and it's very irritating for the eyes. Starring Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke and Edgar Ramirez, Domino is an over the top action film with headache inducing cinematography this film tried to be Natural Born Killer, but it failed. The performances on screen suffer because of a bad script, and it shows. The film is laced with bad dialogue, half assed action scenes that are very noisy, it feels almost as if Michael Bay directed this. Tony Scott has used to the same style of cinematography for plenty of his previous works and a bit for his most recent one, Unstoppable, but man did he go over board with Domino. The story is all over the place, and the film, though stylized, ends up being a failure due to a bad story, bad character development and over used cinematography that really does confuse the viewer. Domino could have been a terrific film, but every element in the film seems out of place, and just feels cheap. Domino is a bad stylish film that is somewhat entertaining, but very, easily forgettable. One of Tony Scott's worst.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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