Domino

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The life story of model-turned- bounty-hunter Domino Harvey struggles to get out of this overwrought and excessive biopic.

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In this film loosely based on a true story, Domino Harvey (Keira Knightley), a former model, is now a bounty hunter who has been arrested for robbing an armored car. During interrogation, she claims innocence and tells her story. Harvey became a pupil of Ed Moseby (Mickey Rourke), who ran a course for aspiring bounty hunters. Along with Choco (Edgar Ramírez), the three of them became a successful team. But, when a bail bondsman (Delroy Lindo) offered a job, they faced a complicated frame-up.

Cast

Keira Knightley
as Domino Harvey
Mickey Rourke
as Ed Mosbey
Delroy Lindo
as Claremont Williams III
Mo'Nique
as Lateesha Rodriguez
Macy Gray
as Lashandra Davis
Dabney Coleman
as Drake Bishop
Lucy Liu
as Taryn Miles
Jacqueline Bisset
as Sophie Wynn
Stanley Kamel
as Anthony Cigliutti
Peter Jacobson
as Burke Beckett
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
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Critic Reviews for Domino

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  • 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
  • [Scott] directs this 'sort of true' crime story about English schoolgirl-turned-bounty hunter Domino Harvey like a rabid dog with a rag doll in its gnashers.

    October 15, 2005 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • It's like a ferret on crystal meth that belatedly discovers ecstasy, and it's a tiresome trip either way.

    October 14, 2005 | Full Review…
  • Domino is far from dull. But it doesn't convince.

    October 14, 2005

    Todd McCarthy

    Variety
    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.

    October 14, 2005 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • A messy, fictionalized saga of femme-fatale bounty-hunter Domino Harvey.

    October 14, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

    Ted Fry

    Seattle Times
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Audience Reviews for Domino

  • Apr 12, 2012
    Tony Scott brings the "flare" in <i>Domino</i>, but ends up burning it down instead of lighting it up.<p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>Regardless of the cast and story, <i>Domino</i> 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.</p>
    JY S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 06, 2012
    "Sometimes a girl has to be naughty..." Domino is an adrenaline packed exploitation film that's wildly entertaining. Tony Scott brings his controversial stylistic directing to this fast paced, open narrative film, and it works brilliantly. Additionally, Rickard Kelly brings a surreal style to the screenplay that perfectly syncs with Scott's directing. Keira Knightley is outstanding in the lead role of Domino Harvey, and breaks out as a strong, charismatic action star. The supporting cast, which includes Mickey Rourke, Christopher Walken, and Lucy Liu, also give great performances that bring a lot of energy to the film. And though there are dozens of problems with the story, none of it ends up mattering; as the fun and the action keeps the film upbeat and moving. Domino is a delicious guilty pleasure film that's pure mindless, crazy action.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 03, 2012
    Bad...Keira Knightley is a poor choice for this role, and the film is badly directed. Tony Scott believes that if he makes a scene go by as fast as possible, the audience won't see how stupid this film is. Needless to say, it doesn't work. The only part that's kinda cool is the gunfight towards the end, but even that is still stupid. This film is just one big dumbfest.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 12, 2011
    I don't even know where to start with this. That's how uninteresting and boring this picture was to me. The plot is over the top and pointless. Nothing really seemed to interest me and the most frustrating was painfully going throught the experience with the hyperkenetic camera lighting and speed frames. If you enjoyed reality TV shows like "Dog The Bounty Hunter" this movie is definetly for you.
    Brian R Super Reviewer

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