Review: DOM HEMINGWAY

By Renee’ Collins

Rating: 3.5 (Out of 5 Reels)

Being a fan of Jude Law’s previous work I thought I would give this movie a look.  After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway (Law) is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he’s owed (IMDB).

Hemingway is a really messed up guy who delves in crime, drugs and excessive drinking however he exhibits a small fraction of regret after he emerges out of a recent binge but he cannot seem to stay out of trouble.  He is fundamentally flawed even though on some level he wants to do the right thing.  A rather intriguing character that I believe Law is a perfect choice to portray.  Law one of those prolific actors that I have seen deliver countless flawless performances and he delivers again here.

Since I don’t put up with or surround myself with people who create drama in their lives it was hard for me to watch this film at times.  I don’t really like watching people being destructive to themselves and others but for some reason this character has, albeit small, some redeeming qualities despite all the bad things he participates in.  Overall, I found this film to be a little gut wrenching but somehow was able to get through it because of the overall performance and writing.  This film is definitely something different and is worth a look but keep that in mind.

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