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DOM HEMINGWAY: DVD

SYNOPSIS:
After spending 12 years in prison without ratting on crime boss Ivan Fontaine (Damien Bichir),, foul mouthed safe-cracker Dom Hemingway (Jude Law) is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed by Fontaine after reuniting with his pal Dickie (Richard E. Grant) and hoping to catch up with his estranged daughter Evelyn (Emilia Clarke).

Review by Andrew L. Urban:
Jude Law does foul mouthed cockney crook really well, complete with built-in swagger and apelike walk. Gone is the pretty boy look, gone is the suave. He inhabits the film with gusto, but it's still a London crime scene with insufficient scale to take it out of the small box environs into big screen cinema.

The screenplay bristles, performances are terrific and the music throbs when needed. There is plenty of eye candy, both amongst the girls scattered throughout the settings and also in the French Riviera where crime boss Ivan (Damien Bichir) has a holiday villa to keep his pile of cash, his white Rolls Royce and his sultry mistress Paolina (Madalina Ghenea) - a gold digger who isn't fussy whose gold she digs.

Richard E. Grant has a subdued role as Dom's friend - who lost his right hand while Dom was serving his 12 years jail time for a crime we know little about, except it hauled in lots of cash, which he now collects. At least temporarily.

The film begins with an audacious and vulgar scene in jail, and ends on an all-too-neat note on the streets of London, with signs of hope that Dom can finally redeem himself as well as get his reward.

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CRITICAL COUNT
Favourable: 0
Unfavourable: 0
Mixed: 1

DOM HEMINGWAY: DVD (MA15+)
(UK, 2013)

CAST: Jude Law, Emilia Clarke, Demian Bichir, Kerry Condon, Richard E. Grant, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett,

PRODUCER: Jeremy Thomas

DIRECTOR: Richard Shepard

SCRIPT: Richard Shepard

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Giles Nuttgens

EDITOR: Dana Congdon

MUSIC: Rolfe Kent

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Laurence Dorman

RUNNING TIME: 94 minutes

PRESENTATION: 16:9; DD 5.1

DVD DISTRIBUTOR: Transmission

DVD RELEASE: April 23, 20144







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