Richard E. Grant
Youíll know whether or not you like Dom (or if this movie is indeed for you) within the first couple minutes, which find our protagonist getting a BJ in prison whilst entertaining us with a rather potent speech about his shaft. Itís one of those moments where I asked myself, ďis this really happening?Ē and chuckled at the absurdity of it all. But this is Dom Hemingway, a professional safe cracker who just did a pile of time for keeping his mouth shut, and thatís how he rolls. The initial plot revolves around him getting the money heís due, which he and his buddy Dickie are en-route to grab. Their meeting with the drug lord money man is hilariousóthink Domís dick speech, only this time itís about his money and the extra present he feels heís entitled to. Jude Law knocks this character out of the park for me, as nearly every word that comes out of Domís mouth is pure gold.
DOM HEMINGWAY isnít for everyone, and doesnít have a ton of re-watchability due mostly to the third actís switch in tone. Over the course of Domís twelve year stretch, his wife died of cancer and his daughter grew up without a father, so once heís on track-ish, he tries to rekindle and it becomes one of Ďthoseí movies. I want to say, at the very least, his daughter is played by Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), but sheís given so little to do here thatís her presence feels moot. Daddy issues aside, this flick still packs a decent enough punch for a solid go around. Possibly two.
Promotional Featurettes: This basically plays out like four trailers; one focussed on Dom, the story, some set and prop looks, a bit with the director. Fine and good, but the first ones just showcase movies pieces and we get enough from the director in the commentary. What a waste.
Ping-Pong Loop: In complete check with the absurdity of this film, we get a half hour of two women playing table tennis (a looped video in Lestorís club office). Priceless.
Previews: There are some trailers, a gallery of movie stills as well as a Digital HD version of the film.