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Domino (2005)



Average Rating: 3.9/10
Reviews Counted: 153
Fresh: 29 | Rotten: 124

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


Average Rating: 3.6/10
Critic Reviews: 37
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 34

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



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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

Feb 21, 2006


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This is perhaps the most stylized, excessively garish piece of R-rated pop entertainment since Natural Born Killers, and you know what, I loved it.

October 17, 2005 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper | Comment (1)
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It's like a ferret on crystal meth that belatedly discovers ecstasy, and it's a tiresome trip either way.

October 14, 2005 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Domino is far from dull. But it doesn't convince.

October 14, 2005 Full Review Source: Variety
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Buried deep within the psychedelic sludge that is Domino, there may be a story about a model turned bounty hunter. Good luck trying to find it.

October 14, 2005 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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A messy, fictionalized saga of femme-fatale bounty-hunter Domino Harvey.

October 14, 2005 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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If for some reason you're curious about the sad life of model-turned- bounty hunter Domino Harvey, don't bother with Tony Scott's dismal Domino.

October 14, 2005 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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While visual anarchy can be starling and bracing in chunks, Domino quickly settles into a one-tone-fits-all groove that's desperately wearying.

August 18, 2013 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
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.

November 7, 2012 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine Australasia
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.

March 18, 2011 Full Review Source:

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

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

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

January 19, 2009 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

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

July 30, 2007 Full Review Source:

a twisted head spinner of a biopic, where myth is always racing hot on the heels of a fugitive reality.

July 4, 2007 Full Review Source: Eye for Film
Eye for Film

A well-paced action movie, if a little long, with an unusual feeling of surrealism behind the action.

April 8, 2007 Full Review Source: Cinematical

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October 3, 2006 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

No doubt an interesting story could be told about her life, but this standard-issue assault on the senses isn't it.

September 22, 2006
Christianity Today

Sometimes sound and fury can be quite something in its own right--and for a true character (in every sense) like Domino, it's enough.

July 26, 2006 Full Review Source:

All-sizzle, no-substance.

March 19, 2006 Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness
Lessons of Darkness

Os personagens são interessantes, o filme tem energia, mas o roteiro se perde a partir da metade da trama e os habituais excessos estilíticos de Scott mantém o espectador à distância.

February 25, 2006
Cinema em Cena

This is a ridiculous movie. But is it fun-ridiculous, like Scarface? Might it go on to become a cult item? I suspect not.

February 7, 2006 Full Review Source: MTV

Domino looks like what an Avid might vomit up after partially digesting the digitized footage. It's flashy as hell, but the amphetamine-fueled method is compensating for a distinct lack of substance.

December 9, 2005 Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

When a film is more conducive to a scholarly dissection than a consumerist examination, the film is incredibly clever, pragmatic, or pretentious. In the case of Domino, it's all of the above.

December 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

With lashings of style and substance to match, Domino fascinates as a story of rebellion

November 25, 2005 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Ugly, in every sense of the word.

November 10, 2005

A bit of a mess, but it's one hell of an entertaining mess.

November 10, 2005 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

It's an ambitious but emotionally vacuous exercise in style over substance.

November 9, 2005 Full Review
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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.
April 12, 2012
JY Skacto

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this remains the worst movie i have ever seen, even if jon loved it.
September 8, 2011

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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.
August 30, 2011
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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I really enjoyed seeing Keira as a badass!! She did a great job. The story was ok but felt rushed at the end, more editing at the beginning would have give time to fully explore the wrap up at the end.
November 29, 2010

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    1. Domino Harvey: If you're wondering what's true and what isn't you can fuck off, because it's none of your goddamn business.
    – Submitted by Dann M (2 years ago)
    1. Domino Harvey: Sometimes a girl has to be naughty in order to get herself out of a jam.
    – Submitted by Dann M (2 years ago)
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