Domino

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Mixed or average reviews- based on 69 Ratings

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  • Summary: Smart. Daring. Defiant and dangerous. As well as beautiful. This is Domino Harvey and this is her real life story...well, sort of. (New Line Cinema)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 36
  2. Negative: 15 out of 36
  1. 75
    It's fractured and maddening, but it's alive.
  2. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    63
    Among the year's ultraviolent pulp movies, "Sin City" was prettier and "The Devil's Rejects" more focused.
  3. Sure, it's amusing, but it isn't much more.
  4. So over-plotted that it's borderline incomprehensible.
  5. 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.
  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. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 33
  2. Negative: 12 out of 33
  1. DavidV.
    Oct 14, 2005
    10
    Probably the best movie of the millenium
  2. marshallm.
    Oct 19, 2005
    10
    Amazingly fun!
  3. ElaineM.
    Oct 15, 2005
    9
    Loved it! Visually stunning, well-acted, well-written, beautifully directed, moments of humor. Convoluted, yes, but so were many great films Loved it! Visually stunning, well-acted, well-written, beautifully directed, moments of humor. Convoluted, yes, but so were many great films (Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, The Usual Suspects come to mind). If you pay attention to detail, you'll have no problem following it. Expand
  4. LeviT.
    Oct 14, 2005
    7
    Domino wasn't great. It was certainly over complicated. But Mickey Rourke, Keira Knightley, and great visuals made it worth watching. Domino wasn't great. It was certainly over complicated. But Mickey Rourke, Keira Knightley, and great visuals made it worth watching. Only once, but definitely worth watching that one time. Expand
  5. JimG
    Oct 24, 2005
    4
    Visually interesting but empty movie. Who cares about these characters? They're all arrogant, oh-so-tough, meaningless. The best part Visually interesting but empty movie. Who cares about these characters? They're all arrogant, oh-so-tough, meaningless. The best part was the self-depracating roles of Brian Austin Green and Ian Whatsizname because they mirror perfectly the leading roles--does Mickey Rourke really think he comes off as some cool toughened criminal? I didn't buy it and couldn't take the film seriously as a result. Collapse
  6. anthonyf.
    Oct 29, 2005
    1
    One of the worst movies i have ever seen. I sat through the whole movie waiting for it to end. trying to be a kill bill, but absolutely One of the worst movies i have ever seen. I sat through the whole movie waiting for it to end. trying to be a kill bill, but absolutely nothing like it. the plot was confusing, and layed out horribly. maybe 20second part that was somewhat entertaining. it was overly repeatitve in its cheesly lines and horribly written script. only good part was Christopher Walken's appearance. do not see!!! the one rating is for walken. Expand
  7. MattC.
    Oct 15, 2005
    0
    Where to begin? Knightley is absurd and utterly unbelievable as a badass; you just keep seeing her in some upscale, tony British acting Where to begin? Knightley is absurd and utterly unbelievable as a badass; you just keep seeing her in some upscale, tony British acting academy practicing her snarl in the mirror. In fairness, she is hung out to dry by the asinine screenplay. In fairness, the screenplay is butchered (literally) by the desperate-to-be-cool directing and acting. Scott has been great before (SPY GAME, MAN ON FIRE, almost), but his increasing use of gratuitous subtitles is disturbing. It reminds one of those old Sesame Street skits where the silhouetted adult profil would sound out a word and it would fly from their mouth on screen. Why all these words on screen, Tony? Get out of the way of your own film; if this film and script had any substance at all, it would have been drowned by all the chintzy style. But maybe that is what a director does when he has a miscast lead and incoherent script-- better off not making the debacle. All the cameos and trick editing can't mask the stupidity; films are still about TELLING STORIES at heart, and this one makes no sense whatsoever. Expand

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