|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramirez, Lucy Liu, Mena Suvari, Christopher Walken, Riz Abbasi|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
|Run time:||2 hours 8 minutes|
|Rental release:||06 Feb 2006|
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really awfulBy Gromit (44 reviews) from Canterbury , 14 May 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]I've been trying to work out what it is that I dislike about this film and believe it or not, its not that easy. This film has all of the right ingredients to be great - a kick-ass hero played by a cute actress in the prime of her career supported by an excellent ensemble cast which includes uber-cool veterans Mickey Rourke and Christopher Walken. So where could it possibly go wrong? Well, the simple answer is - everywhere. The script is dire, the acting is second rate and it feels like you're being told 'this film is cool' unconvincingly throughout the whole movie. Ms Knightley seems to think that being cool involves chomping on chewing gum, cocking her head slightly and putting her weight on one leg...but this becomes old within minutes of the film starting. Its like having a seventies fashion victim constantly telling you 'hey, I'm cool. I'm the greatest. look at me, no-one has ever been this cool before'. Its pseudo-cool...and it just doesn't work. The first few minutes of the film are like an mtv rock video - slightly sepia action with a mechanised and slightly echoed voice over. But then unfortunately, you soon realise that the director doesn't have any other styles - as this annoyingly echoey voice over continues throughout the film. Its as pretentious as a perfume advert whispered voice-over saying stuff like 'e-ternity...for men' and it just begins to grate after a while. In all honesty I was really upset that the film turned out to be this bad. I really wanted it to work and was really looking forward to disagreeing with the terrible reviews that its received. But unfortunately, they're all correct. There isn't a single redeeming quality about this film other than Knightley's looks - if I could give it a half star I would. It tries too hard to be cool when all they really had to do to achieve that was to tell the story as it was. Therefore it turned out as the embarrassing-uncle-dancing-at-a-wedding equivalent of film cool. Rubbish and cringeworthy.
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Action and ...By Feeefa (6 reviews) from UK , 04 Mar 2010I liked this film, but it's really not confinsing. A woman 'Domino' can do everything that men can do and she can kill people. She is very quit and very smooth and soft, you won't belive she can kill like that.
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OkBy muckybucket (45 reviews) from Peterborough , 04 Mar 2010Very linear, not the best!
Surprising!By a customer from Twickenham , 13 Jan 2010Pretty unrealistic story but Kiera Knightly shows she's a versatile actress, making an enjoyable film.
Dreadful film !!!By Rhodri1981 (39 reviews) from Mold , 06 Jan 2010This film is terrible. Just everything about the whole dire experience is regrettable.
I could bang on for ages about where it falls down, but from what I've seen, various other reviews were quite succinct.
However, my personal gripe about the film is the unbelievably terrible casting of Keira Knightly as... a bounty hunter. An actress and a role that couldn't be much further apart. Yes, she is quite pretty (if you're into ironing boards) but whoever thought she could pull this role off is on something ! The most unconvincing performance I have ever seen.
Domino (2005)By Teebs (160 reviews) from Rochester , 03 Dec 2009Hmm, who'd have thought someone would make a movie that makes Michael Bay films look intelligent and coherent. Tony Scott occasionally makes a pretty decent, entertaining movie - this ain't one of them. Based on true story of bored model turned kickass bounty hunter Domino Harvey, Scott somehow makes her story dull and uninteresting. Great potential for a decent anti-heroine is wiped out in a simplistic, yet somehow utterly incoherent heist / double cross / mafia / whatever plot. To cap it all off this film contains some of the most absurdly hyperactive editing and sound design I've ever seen in a film. It's like Scott realised he had a dull movie so he just turned the post-production effects up to 11. I would say the cast is OK, Keira Knightley scarily convincing as an angry little rich girl, but they barely register under a completely overwhelming barrage of aesthetic distractions. And then it has the audacity to go all patronisingly sentimental. Black girl saved from illness, poor Afghans rolling in dollar bills. Give us a break! Tony, it's cool for, like, 5 minutes, but torture for 2 hours.