Jude Law steals the show as DOM HEMINGWAY, a larger-than-life safecracker with a short fuse — and a long memory — who sets off to collect what he’s owed after 12 years in prison. When his long-awaited payday goes awry, Dom tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter (Emilia Clarke), only to be tempted again to crack safes in a film that Entertainment Weekly calls "GRADE A."
**Theatrical Feature Blu-ray
**Audio Commentary by Richard Shepard
Cast & Crew
Dom is effusive with self-destructive charisma, the kind of loose cannon you'd follow into an all-night bender in spite of your better judgment.
You don't so much care where Dom is going as how he's getting there, and he's getting there loud.
"Dom Hemingway" has two terrific things going for it: snappy dialogue (I was quite fond of the accusation "You disrespected my cat") and Law, who's both funny and scary in equal measures.
The title character of this florid crime comedy could be an escapee from a Tarantino script, all flashy character traits and verbal overkill.
Dom Hemingway is often viciously funny, and every time you think the movie has run out of steam, Shepard spins things in a new direction, keeping the energy from flagging (including one of the most startling car crashes I've ever seen in a film).
While Law bellows blasphemous poetry, his director orchestrates a noirish light show with a cockeyed rhythm.
The kind of crime flick where the characters volley dialogue like furious ping-pong players, riffing with delight, their lines ripe with pulpy metaphor.