Domino (2005)



Critic Consensus: 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 -- not friendships, not school, not her mother's high society. Even the extraordinary excesses paraded before her during a brief stint at modeling paled in comparison to her own escapades. Not until she stumbled upon a job seminar recruiting aspiring bounty hunters was her thirst for excitement at long last quenched. To Sophie's horror, Domino not only fell in love with the job but also with her fellow adventurers, who over the years would become her family.
R (for strong violence, pervasive language, sexual content/nudity and drug use)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Keira Knightley
as Domino Harvey
Mickey Rourke
as Ed Mosbey
Delroy Lindo
as Claremont Williams III
as Lateesha Rodriguez
Macy Gray
as Lashandra Davis
Dabney Coleman
as Drake Bishop
Lucy Liu
as Taryn Miles
Jacqueline Bisset
as Sophie Wynn
Christopher Walken
as Mark Heiss
Stanley Kamel
as Anthony Cigliutti
Mena Suvari
as Kimmie
Ian Ziering
as Himself
T.K. Carter
as Lester Kincaid
Kel O'Neill
as Frances
Shondrella Avery
as Lashindra Davis
Tabitha Brownstone
as Young Domino
Lew Temple
as Locus Fender
Tom Waits
as Wanderer
Peter Jacobson
as Burke Beckett
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Critic Reviews for Domino

All Critics (153) | Top Critics (37)

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
Ebert & Roeper
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It's like a ferret on crystal meth that belatedly discovers ecstasy, and it's a tiresome trip either way.

Full Review… | October 14, 2005
Washington Post
Top Critic

Domino is far from dull. But it doesn't convince.

Full Review… | October 14, 2005
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | October 14, 2005
Toronto Star
Top Critic

A messy, fictionalized saga of femme-fatale bounty-hunter Domino Harvey.

Full Review… | October 14, 2005
Seattle Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | October 14, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

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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.

JY Skacto
JY Skacto

Super Reviewer

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

Jason Robinson
Jason Robinson

Super Reviewer

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.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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