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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)
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: Ken Fox
    63
    It now seems that style has completely replaced substance in Scott's films, and he leaves gaping holes in his heroine's character.
  3. It's not so important to follow plot twists--I couldn't--but the emotional thrust Kelly and Scott want to drive home is plain: Once Domino is asked to use guns and knives and nunchucks for a purpose outside the law, she's alarmed, appalled, aghast.
  4. So over-plotted that it's borderline incomprehensible.
  5. Domino is less a movie than a hyperkinetic slide show - presented during a nuclear attack.
  6. The truly appalling thing, though, is the stupidity of the screenplay by Richard Kelly.
  7. Domino is a new definition of a snuff movie. It snuffs out every vestige of feeling.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 32
  2. Negative: 12 out of 32
  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 (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. 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! Expand
  5. SteveM.
    Oct 23, 2005
    2
    Here's what reallly ticked me off: my overwhelming feeling that everything that made sense in this shoot got left on the edit room floor. I'm a fan of the Scott brothers, but in this case I found myself staying in the theater seat in the forlorn hope that something might happen on-screen to make sense of all the posturing mish-mash. There was obviously a lot of talent on both sides of the camera, but we only have past work to go by because predious little of it shows here. And with the constant extreme close-ups of glowing cigarettes I found myslef wondering if the whole mess would end with everyone just coughing themselves to death. Expand
  6. 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 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
  7. LukeR
    Oct 7, 2007
    0
    Pure uncut garbage. This film is so bad it's shocking.

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