Dom Hemingway Reviews
Although the script isn't too good, and sometimes things can get a little too crazy onscreen, the movie looks very slick and stylish, and Jude Law absolutely nails the role of Dom Hemingway. The movie is worth recommending, just for his performance.
The film is worth watching only for Jude Law in the title role. All the other character were weak, only he was the bright shining spot in it. The story also should have been better. At least improvising Emilia Clarke's part as she was in a an important role would have had a good impact on the film. Of course, it's a black-comedy-drama in the crime theme, but utilise its full potential to go some extent like maybe some interesting crime plots.
A few segments were quite absorbing like bet on to open the safe and France visit. There's no smooth storytelling, but the constant rise and fall of the main character was the reason for the lag in development and its pace. The overall point was very clear in portraying a struggling ex con and how he adapts to a new life or he desires to go back to his old life tells the remaining film. So some people might like or liked it, but I did not. Just below average film, but it's okay to watch once.
Dickie Black (Richard E. Grant): He was raised in a Russian orphanage and kills people for a living. Of course he has a well-stocked bar.
This was just okay. Not really drama but had some serious bits, not really a comedy but the humor is a little dark rather than slap-stick- so, it's sort of a dark dramedy, I guess. The ending is a bit unusual and kind of left field- totally unexpected. Overall, a strange little flick with kind of an interesting sountrack.
I could honestly see the rating changing at some point in the future, as I might revisit this one with a different expectation, knowing what the actual plot is this time around.