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Dom Hemingway Reviews

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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic
April 24, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
April 18, 2014
You don't so much care where Dom is going as how he's getting there, and he's getting there loud.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
April 17, 2014
"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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 17, 2014
The title character of this florid crime comedy could be an escapee from a Tarantino script, all flashy character traits and verbal overkill.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
April 17, 2014
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).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 17, 2014
While Law bellows blasphemous poetry, his director orchestrates a noirish light show with a cockeyed rhythm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
April 11, 2014
Dom Hemingway suffers from a meandering narrative and inconsistent comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 11, 2014
The kind of crime flick where the characters volley dialogue like furious ping-pong players, riffing with delight, their lines ripe with pulpy metaphor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
April 10, 2014
"Dom Hemingway" isn't about story. It's about Jude Law as a force of nature, and that turns out to be a very entertaining diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Keough
Boston Globe
April 10, 2014
Shepard ... has his hero puff himself up, repeatedly, only to be drastically deflated, revealing the pitifulness of his braggadocio.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
April 10, 2014
Dom's adventures make for a pretty thin garment in which to cloth such an outsize antihero.
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
April 10, 2014
The real star here is writer-director Richard Shepard, who pumps enough comic juice into the story to revive its shopworn premise of a career criminal hitting the streets again after years in the can.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
April 10, 2014
Dom Hemingway is mainly a one-man show. But it's a hoot to watch Jude Law sink his teeth into such a despicable character ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
April 10, 2014
The material, limited payoff; the performer at the center, never less than arresting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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David Denby
New Yorker
April 7, 2014
Law, saying farewell to his youthful good looks (Dom has scars and a little too much weight), makes this hyper-articulate ruffian the most intricately soulful character in current movies.
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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
April 4, 2014
Dom Hemingway is an uneven movie, to be sure ... but it's still hard to resist.
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Wesley Morris
Grantland
April 3, 2014
The movie keeps crashing into crude shtick, cliché, and mawkishness.
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Jessica Herndon
Associated Press
April 3, 2014
An amusing tale of vengeance, debauchery and redemption told stylishly by writer-director Richard Shepard.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
April 3, 2014
Almost every line is delivered with such overwrought bombast, just inches at times from the camera, you may feel a need to dodge the spittle.
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
April 3, 2014
Dom Hemingway is often ghoulishly funny, with Law, who put on weight for the role and plays up his receding hairline, turning in a larger-than-life performance unlike any he's given before.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
April 3, 2014
The real amazement of Dom Hemingway is that, as written and directed by Richard Shepard, the movie picks up this snarling hooligan and treats him like a character out of Shakespeare.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
April 3, 2014
This pointless study of a witless character is a sad waste of Law's talents.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Amy Nicholson
L.A. Weekly
April 2, 2014
Going bald is the best thing that ever happened to Jude Law.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
April 2, 2014
Proof of Law's specific appeal - by completely draining it from the picture.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Glenn Kenny
RogerEbert.com
April 2, 2014
Cool stuff, and Law should get some kind of award in a "Most Shamelessly Enjoyable" acting category.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
April 2, 2014
There's so little to appreciate in Dom that it's hard to figure out why we're watching a movie about him at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
April 2, 2014
Far from being a breakthrough, "Dom Hemingway" is more of a breakdown, a loose, loud, haphazard collection of parts - and not one of them worthy of the praise Dom heaps so generously on his own.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
April 1, 2014
"Dom Hemingway" is a bright, shiny bauble with next to no lasting power.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
April 1, 2014
Jude Law put on 30 pounds to play this slimeball. But the weightier question is, why would he bother to take this worn-out role, at any size?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
November 12, 2013
There are only so many scenes anyone can take of Jude Law (never suited to the geezer role) strutting down streets shooting his gob off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Debruge
Variety
September 11, 2013
Dom Hemingway gives [Jude Law] a chance to sink his teeth into one of the meatiest personalities in a genre known for larger-that-life types.
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Jordan Hoffman
Film.com
September 10, 2013
A marvelous lead character, and Jude Law, a little puffier and hairier than usual, turns in a career best performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
September 9, 2013
A wannabe outrageous gangster saga seems patched together from spare genre parts from a generation ago.