Sunday, August 10, 2014

Dom Hemingway (2013)

Director: Richard Shepard. Cast: Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demian Bichir, Emilia Clarke. 93 min. Rated R. UK. Comedy/Crime.

Gangster/safe-cracker is out of jail after 12 years, but now demands to be paid handsomely by the boss for keeping his mouth shut through all this time. For a few actors (Tom Cruise and Matthew McConaughey, for example), there's one movie that suddenly makes me realize, this may not be a bad actor after all, and Jude Law's performance in Dom Hemingway, reminiscent of some good British Guy Ritchie gangster comedies, catapulted him up to that category. Nevertheless, the script's sudden dive into moral-teaching melodrama towards the end effectively diminished the film's power.

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