Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 37
  2. Negative: 4 out of 37
  1. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Apr 3, 2014
    38
    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?
  2. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Apr 2, 2014
    25
    This pointless study of a witless character is a sad waste of Law’s talents. The more zestily he delivers Dom’s profane tirades, the more you wish Shepard gave us a reason to care about this lout.
  3. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Mar 28, 2014
    25
    That Dom is so clearly an up-to-11 caricature, embodied with reliable pizzazz by Jude Law, makes the sentimental moments feel especially false.
  4. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Apr 1, 2014
    20
    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.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Apr 3, 2014
    7
    Jude Law is great, but the pacing of the story lacks any rhythm. Some scenes play too long and while a rambling narrative can be a fun ride,Jude Law is great, but the pacing of the story lacks any rhythm. Some scenes play too long and while a rambling narrative can be a fun ride, there's just a bit too much slack here to support Law's performance. It tips into the green because the cast as a whole is fun to watch and Shepard makes some fun choices in his use of music, color, camera angle and slow motion. Full Review »
  2. Apr 2, 2014
    10
    Dom Hemigmway is funny, poignant and wild- all because of the awesome Jude Law. This british gangster comedy directed by Richard Shepard,Dom Hemigmway is funny, poignant and wild- all because of the awesome Jude Law. This british gangster comedy directed by Richard Shepard, offers comedy and a bundle of good performances. If that's not all, a british gangster Jude Law that will make you smile. Dom Hemingway is crazy and wild- in a good way. Full Review »
  3. Nov 13, 2014
    6
    "Dom Hemingway" 10 Scale Rating: 6.5 (Solid) ...

    The Good: Jude Law completely carries what would otherwise be a mediocre movie. His
    "Dom Hemingway" 10 Scale Rating: 6.5 (Solid) ...

    The Good: Jude Law completely carries what would otherwise be a mediocre movie. His mannerisms, wardrobe and dialogue makes him seem like a character who just stepped out of a Guy Ritchie film. Every time he starts speaking (even if it's mostly crass nonsense) you can't help but sit up and take notice. The supporting cast was also good and played off of Law's larger-than-life Dom Hemingway quite well. It seemed like a fun movie to make all around and the settings and tone made the film come to life. An amusing film, I actually laughed out loud on more than one occasion.

    The Bad: Unfortunately, there really isn't anything resembling a story here. Not that I expected anything deep or gripping, but I did expect SOMETHING. While Law propels the film into decency, some semblance of a real story would have bumped the film up a notch or two. As usual with films lacking in the story department, the ending left something to be desired.
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