Dom Hemingway stars Jude Law and is surprisingly better than it looks. Thereâ€™s not many films that rely on a central role, it usually happens mostly in superhero films. But Jude Law is charismatic enough to keep the interest.
He plays the title character, Dom is a man incarcerated for keeping quiet. Now released he wants to collect what he thinks heâ€™s owed. Jude pulls out all the stops to portray a brutal but charming rogue. Some actors are really lucky to do any role, some actors have the talent to carry a poor script – Jude Law has both.
The plot is very loose, itâ€™s just a run of events. Showing how the character deals with things and using whatever he can to achieve a result. Now normally with no actual â€˜realâ€™ plot most films would flounder within ten minutes. Despite the lack of a particular single goal – this ticks along nicely. I was drawn into Domâ€™s struggle and dilemmas. I wasnâ€™t noticing the time or who else was in the cinema.
Richard E Grant stars as his sidekick, trying to keep order and failing miserably! The swearing was excessive but itâ€™s a movie about gangsters and violence – they arenâ€™t going to Granny Maeâ€™s tea party – so bear that in mind.
Dom is a very angry fellow after being locked away for twelve years so heâ€™s not going to say , â€œDear old chap, I do declare my feelings of hostility towards you are most founded!â€
With his wife dead and daughter leaving him, heâ€™s boiling and ready to unleash on anyone who gets in his way!
I have developed a respect for this actor, he did such a good job with an average script. Perhaps with a deeper dialogue and exploration of relationships mightâ€™ve made this a better movie, certainly more of a classic, than gung-ho.
Still it did the job and Iâ€™m awarding 7/10 for this. Itâ€™s a vehicle for Jude Law. Those who donâ€™t like him might have trouble though.
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