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Based on 37 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Dom Hemingway isn't about story. It's about Jude Law as a force of nature, and that turns out to be a very entertaining diversion. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Jude Law put on 30 pounds to play this slimeball. But the weightier question is, why would he bother to take this worn-out role, at any size? show more

  • 20
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    When you name your movie Dom Hemingway and then require the titular antihero to repeatedly declare, “I am Dom Hemingway!” the filmmakers must be very confident that there is something special about their character. Too bad there isn’t. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Richard Shepard’s film is far from dull, but it just doesn’t feel like the real thing, more like an artificial construct inspired by pumped-up crime favorites from a couple of decades ago. show more

  • 85
    Jordan Hoffman

    There are countless clever dialogue parries as well as some quite outstanding rants. It definitely takes the movie outside of the world of pure realism, but the theatricality is well worth it. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Dom Hemingway is often viciously funny in unexpected ways, 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). show more

  • 75
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    The movie is best enjoyed as a minor-key operatic, not a coherent story. While Law bellows blasphemous poetry, his director orchestrates a noirish light show with a cockeyed rhythm. show more

  • 75
    Roger Moore Movie Nation

    Writer-director Richard Shepard did “”The Matador” and “The Hunting Party”, and he surrounds Law’s lunatic Dom with assorted underworld figures who have mellowed where Dom did not. show more

  • 75
    Glenn Kenny

    The drama Dom Hemingway explores involves a vicious lout finding a form of redemption, and while that's an all-too conventional scenario, Shepard's movie plays it out in a brisk, inventive fashion and delivers a moviegoing experience that's almost equal parts stingingly sharp and genuinely sweet. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The material, limited payoff; the performer at the center, never less than arresting. show more

  • April 26, 2014 vstop
    Report This User

    This is a slow, sad, depressing vanity piece for Jude Law. I was the only person in the Theater. I was thinking, this has to be a bad sign. It was. If you want a better cerebral movie, go see Draft Day.

  • April 25, 2014 jpewther
    Report This User

    An entertaining movie, even if there was no real point. And Jude Law does a terrific job of acting out his belligerent character.

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