Dom Hemingway Reviews

  • Aug 04, 2019

    From the opening scene, Jude Law gives an amazingly unhinged performance as this outrageous, violent and yet likeable character. He is a safe-cracking gangster that has done time in prison keeping quiet about some of his gangland bosses secrets. This has cost him on a personal level and now, he is out and wants his rewards. Together with his underworld best mate, Richard E Grant, he sets off to France to meet up with a Russian Mr. Big and things do not go well. The movie is blackly comedic with much of the comedy coming from Dom and his somewhat deranged banter. Both Law and Grant are terrific in their respective roles and, though there's little that is truly original in this movie, writer/director Richard Shepard plays his characters and situations for all they are worth making this a worthwhile piece of entertainment.

    From the opening scene, Jude Law gives an amazingly unhinged performance as this outrageous, violent and yet likeable character. He is a safe-cracking gangster that has done time in prison keeping quiet about some of his gangland bosses secrets. This has cost him on a personal level and now, he is out and wants his rewards. Together with his underworld best mate, Richard E Grant, he sets off to France to meet up with a Russian Mr. Big and things do not go well. The movie is blackly comedic with much of the comedy coming from Dom and his somewhat deranged banter. Both Law and Grant are terrific in their respective roles and, though there's little that is truly original in this movie, writer/director Richard Shepard plays his characters and situations for all they are worth making this a worthwhile piece of entertainment.

  • Aug 24, 2018

    This is great for the first half of the movie. After the car crash in the movie it starts to tail off particulary when he returns from France and the interactions with the characters he meets are not as good as earlier in the movie. Jude Law is great as the character Dom. Beware if watching for Emilia Clarke. She has less than 7 minutes of screen time. Fair to middling.

    This is great for the first half of the movie. After the car crash in the movie it starts to tail off particulary when he returns from France and the interactions with the characters he meets are not as good as earlier in the movie. Jude Law is great as the character Dom. Beware if watching for Emilia Clarke. She has less than 7 minutes of screen time. Fair to middling.

  • Aug 01, 2018

    Dom Hemingway is a brash english gangster film that leans heavy into its clever writing and over-the-top performance by Jude Law. Once in a while the right role comes along from the right actor, and I think Jude found it here. Dom Hemingway is silly, but engaging. Polarizing at times, Hemingway will keep you hooked until the end. Will you ever watch this film again? Probably not, but for the one off, its worth a check.

    Dom Hemingway is a brash english gangster film that leans heavy into its clever writing and over-the-top performance by Jude Law. Once in a while the right role comes along from the right actor, and I think Jude found it here. Dom Hemingway is silly, but engaging. Polarizing at times, Hemingway will keep you hooked until the end. Will you ever watch this film again? Probably not, but for the one off, its worth a check.

  • Feb 01, 2018

    I really enjoyed this. Jude Law goes all out with the Dom Hemingway character, a rude foul mouthed British criminal who deep down has a good heart and principles in which he lives by. This definitely isn't for everyone but if you like dark comedies, British humor and crime films check this one out.

    I really enjoyed this. Jude Law goes all out with the Dom Hemingway character, a rude foul mouthed British criminal who deep down has a good heart and principles in which he lives by. This definitely isn't for everyone but if you like dark comedies, British humor and crime films check this one out.

  • Jan 24, 2018

    Absolutely loved this movie. Jude Law is abrasive, loud, violent, vulgar, and absolutely hilarious as this aging gangster. I don't get why this didn't receive more love.

    Absolutely loved this movie. Jude Law is abrasive, loud, violent, vulgar, and absolutely hilarious as this aging gangster. I don't get why this didn't receive more love.

  • Jan 02, 2018

    Honestly, it was refreshing to see Jude Law in a total different type of role.

    Honestly, it was refreshing to see Jude Law in a total different type of role.

  • Dec 28, 2017

    Violent, eloquent, charming, funny, and engaging. Dom Hemingway features great acting along with good writing and directing. Think Wolf of Wall Street meets Bronson meets Snatch.

    Violent, eloquent, charming, funny, and engaging. Dom Hemingway features great acting along with good writing and directing. Think Wolf of Wall Street meets Bronson meets Snatch.

  • Nov 26, 2017

    I love British crime movies but this one is a mess - disjointed and haphazard Jude Law charms no-one and barely raises a smile...too bad.

    I love British crime movies but this one is a mess - disjointed and haphazard Jude Law charms no-one and barely raises a smile...too bad.

  • Apr 15, 2017

    Funny, violent, witty, gritty and Jude Law at his best, what's not to like?

    Funny, violent, witty, gritty and Jude Law at his best, what's not to like?

  • Apr 14, 2017

    I loved this movie. Brash, foul mouthed, and violently entertaining. A fantastic ride.

    I loved this movie. Brash, foul mouthed, and violently entertaining. A fantastic ride.