Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 36
  2. Negative: 15 out of 36
  1. The movie is quite off its rocker: Jerry Springer, Chrisopher Walken, Tom Waits as a roadside prophet, a miscast, nervous Lucy Liu as an FBI agent -- it's a feverish, violent jumble that's shot as if high on mescaline -- the drug, not the salad.
  2. Domino is less a movie than a hyperkinetic slide show - presented during a nuclear attack.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    38
    You can't accuse this film of bogging down in cheap psychology, yet you come out dissatisfied and without a clue about what made this person tick.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    38
    I suspect Scott sees Domino as the ultimate provocation, his way of grabbing Hollywood by the throat and shouting, "You want reality??! I'll give you REALITY!!!" Sort of.
  5. Scott means for his entertainment package to be hip, hysterical fun. But his stylistic embellishments and indiscriminate appetite for sensation crowds his title character right out of the film.
  6. The truly appalling thing, though, is the stupidity of the screenplay by Richard Kelly.
  7. 30
    Domino de-emphasizes the human element--not to mention such niceties as plot and clarity--to such a degree that only those who show up purely to watch combustibles go "boom" won't feel insulted.
  8. 30
    The script, allegedly by "Donnie Darko's" Richard Kelly, throws together tangentially related plots like cats in a sack.
  9. Two hours of senselessness and overkill, decked out in lurid, bad-trip colors.
  10. 25
    His [Director Tony Scott's] pornographic lust for bloodletting, gunplay, and out-of-control camerawork far exceeds his abilities to tell a story.
  11. The movie is trash shot to look like art imitating trash.
  12. In small doses, this looks kind of cool. For two hours, it's excruciating.
  13. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    0
    Domino seemed to me the end of the world for movies--a glimpse of a future so excruciating that I'd prefer to take my chances with Hitchcock's eye-gouging avians.
  14. Domino is a new definition of a snuff movie. It snuffs out every vestige of feeling.
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 32
  2. Negative: 12 out of 32
  1. Jun 7, 2013
    6
    You caught me...I love this movie way more than I probably should. I don't care what critics say about this one, I had one hell of a time with it. Underrated fun! Full Review »
  2. DavidV.
    Oct 14, 2005
    10
    Probably the best movie of the millenium
  3. Sep 12, 2014
    7
    I actually liked Keira Knightley in this movie - which is pretty good.

    The movie is visually challenging at places, as is the plot between
    "this happened" and "oh no it didn't". But the push and pull would work really well after another watch or two, I'm sure.

    All in all, the movie is a bit chaotic and crude - which works really well for this piece.
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