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April 15, 2017
Funny, violent, witty, gritty and Jude Law at his best, what's not to like?
April 14, 2017
I loved this movie. Brash, foul mouthed, and violently entertaining. A fantastic ride.
March 24, 2017
Really really bad production...What a waste...
½ December 11, 2016
Pretty good movie. While it feels very similar to crime pics such as Bronson and Legend, and its pacing isn't always the best, this film is elevated by some solid direction and a fantastic performance from Law.
October 8, 2016
/C+/ Nice performance by Jude Law, but overall the movie just doesn't click.
July 24, 2016
Jude Law is no Dom Hemingway, otherwise the movie is entertaining.
July 22, 2016
***
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.
July 4, 2016
An ex-con caught between in his old life and to adapt a new one.

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.

4/10
June 30, 2016
Dom Hemingway is a relatively mediocre dramedy whose saving grace is Jude Law's performance. Aside from that it is an average affair, whose initial promise fades as the movie progresses.
½ May 11, 2016
Incredibly crude, hot-mess-of-a-story, British movie
½ April 27, 2016
Best part i've seen Jude Law play so far....very entertaining , big mouth but saying cool things !
½ April 9, 2016
Dom Hemingway is a film about failure. The titular character is a failure, and you don't root for him because he's an effective portrayal of an anti-hero or even because of his badass attitude; you root for him because he's pathetic and pitiable, and he knows it. I'm going to go ahead and say that his massive ego is excused by a superiority complex, which may be one reason why the drama from the film's second half feels more real while it covers some touching aspects from the point of the man who has nothing but his name. That does not excuse the first half from being unfocused, or the film's disregard to choosing one of its many plot possibilities and anchoring itself into a coherent and better story than what it ended up giving us. That being said, it is likely just the result of the film following the escapades of a man whose life is truly as jumbled as the film itself; Dom Hemingway.
½ March 30, 2016
No interesting story at all.
½ March 27, 2016
A ridiculous, non-funny, and simple waste of time.
March 11, 2016
Jude Law has obviously never met any cockney gangsters. The performance is more Dick Van Dyke than Ray Winstone.
March 8, 2016
Stylish, but more character driven with Jude Law creating a memorable larger than life crook that shouldn't be liked, but has an endearing quality.
½ February 16, 2016
There's a couple goods scenes here involving gonzo violence, drugs, and nudity but it's not really as good as it leads you to believe. Jude Law's hairline is in trouble by the way. Good soundtrack though.
January 10, 2016
Dom Hemingway (Jude Law): Fontaine better have a well-stocked bar.
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.
January 2, 2016
The upshot of my feelings for this film will end up being that I was expecting a bit of a different direction for it, so I was a bit let down by the film itself.

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.

Rental?
½ December 20, 2015
Law is fantastic in this role of an egocentric loudmouth criminal. Basically a career criminal that can't get out of his own way. The plot at the beginning is a little bit all over the place, but then ties its self together at the end to give this a little bit of a redemption moment towards the end. Entertaining.
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