Dom Hemingway

Dom Hemingway

Richard Shepard (2013)

89min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Jude Law trashes his slick matinée-idol image once and for all in this uneven but sporadically hilarious black comedy. He plays the title character, a violent, podgy, balding safecracker who's released back onto the streets of London after serving 12 years inside. Teaming up with his old mate Dickie Black (Richard E Grant, cast wonderfully against type), the foul-mouthed, fast-living Hemingway heads to the south of France to collect his reward from millionaire criminal mastermind Mr Fontaine (Demián Bichir) for doing the time. Fate has other plans for him, however, and soon Dom is broke and on the make once more. The first half of this raucous yarn from director Richard Shepard (The Matador), with its manic energy and no-limits attitude, is by far the strongest, with the second half drifting into the cartoonish gangster world of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Law, though, commands the screen throughout, even rallying the film to an unexpectedly emotional climax involving Dom and his far-from-thrilled-to-see-him daughter (played by Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke).

Summary

Premiere. A safe cracker is released from prison after 12 years having refused to name his accomplices. He travels to the South of France hoping to be well paid for his silence by a crime boss in exile, but as his ego and drug habit get in the way, he instead decides to reconnect with his estranged daughter. Comedy crime drama, starring Jude Law, Emilia Clarke and Richard E Grant.

Cast & Crew

Dom Hemingway Jude Law
Dickie Black Richard E Grant
Mr Fontaine Demian Bichir
Evelyn Emilia Clarke
Melody Kerry Condon
Lestor Jumayn Hunter
Paolina Madalina Ghenea
Hugh Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
Director Richard Shepard
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: LionsgateGuidance: Violence, swearing, drug abuse, a sex scene, nudity.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 15 Nov 2013
Comedy Drama