Domino

Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 36
  2. Negative: 15 out of 36

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Critic Reviews

  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. 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.
  3. The truly appalling thing, though, is the stupidity of the screenplay by Richard Kelly.
  4. Domino is less a movie than a hyperkinetic slide show - presented during a nuclear attack.
  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. 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.
  7. 30
    The script, allegedly by "Donnie Darko's" Richard Kelly, throws together tangentially related plots like cats in a sack.
  8. 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.
  9. The movie is trash shot to look like art imitating trash.
  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. In small doses, this looks kind of cool. For two hours, it's excruciating.
  12. Two hours of senselessness and overkill, decked out in lurid, bad-trip colors.
  13. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    0
    Domino is a new definition of a snuff movie. It snuffs out every vestige of feeling.
  14. 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.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 34
  2. Negative: 12 out of 34
  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 withYou 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. Oct 5, 2015
    4
    This Movie in essence is A good,but not A great one.It seems that the Movie gets progressively ridiculous and downright stupid in A fewThis Movie in essence is A good,but not A great one.It seems that the Movie gets progressively ridiculous and downright stupid in A few parts.All the Actors on the Movie are great and the acting was actually quite outstanding.

    This Movie to Me suffers in the Audio department,The Rapper Xzibit has music throughout the movie in key parts,the trouble with that is one particular track not only starts from the opening credits,but continues and really after the first time that track grows tiresome and seems cheap.

    The Story also gets off the rails,without saying anything Spoiler-wise there are scenes that will make you shake your head in utter amazement of what just transpired.You can decide if it's for better or worse yourself,but I think that the Movie gets diluted A bit from this.

    Overall,The Movie is far from A bad Movie with great Actors giving very good performances.It's too bad the Soundtrack and exaggerated story line hurt it to the point that to Me will never be considered A true classic,just A good Saturday evening Movie that occasionally is shown on TV.
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