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
    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
    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
    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
    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

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 3, 2014
    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
    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. Apr 30, 2014
    Jude Law flexes his muscles (figuratively and literally) as a brash, bellicose safecracker who gets out of jail after 12 years. He sets out (with friend Richard E. Grant) to collect what's owed him and reconnect with his daughter. This is one of those roles that gives a classy actor a chance to play against type and Law approaches it with gusto: cussing, ranting and violently attacking every one and every scene. While it's fun to watch (and sometimes too much), the character doesn't draw much sympathy until it's almost over. The writing and direction are solid without elevating the film to exceptional, but Law's energy makes it worthwhile. Full Review »