Domino (Widescreen New Line Platinum Series)
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"I am a bounty hunter. Heads you live, tails you die." Based on the true story of Domino Harvey, daughter of actor Laurence Harvey, Domino follows the story of a bored young woman who decides to become a bounty hunter. What starts as a fun venture turns deadly when a masked gang robs an armored car for ten million dollars, starting a chain-reaction of non-stop action as the mob, the FBI, a TV producer, and a terminally-ill child all get caught up in the adventure. With high-octane thrills from director Tony Scott and a powerful lead performance from Keira Knightley, Domino has been called, "One of the most subversive films released by a major studio since Fight Club."]]>
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Keira Knightley stars as Domino giving a boisterous, abrasive performance that is both thrilling and provocative. She manages to distance herself from her previously girlish roles in such movies as Pirates of the Caribbean and Bend It Like Beckham. Indeed my initial interest in seeing this movie was the image of Keira Knightley brandishing machine guns. How could I resist? But that's not all.Read more ›
"domino" is a glorious mess that both works and doesn't work depending upon the moment. Director Tony Scott employs ADD filmmaking to get Domino's frantic story across. The constant quick cuts work against the story, but after a while become bearable. Knightly does an adequate job as the titular character, with great support from Rourke. Ironically, two of the best roles are Brian Austin Green and Ian Ziering (from "Beverly Hills 90210") playing themselves as hosts of a reality show focusing on Domino and her gang.
This film will probably either be loved or hated by the average viewer, most likely hated. It is not a bad film though, just one that could have been better. I think Tony Scott accomplished what he set out to do, but for this moviegoer, it wasn't enough. Wait for DVD.
`Domino' tells the fictionalized story of real life bounty hunter Domino Harvey. Former model and daughter of a famous actor, Domino lived a life of prestige and glamour but she desired something a little more gritty. She resented her money and prominence and wanted to escape it as quickly as possible. When by chance she received an opportunity to do so, she took it, and thus joined bounty hunters Ed and Choco.
Quite possibly the only part of this movie that is true is the fact that Domino Harvey was a real person. More of the story could be based on actual events (I use the word `could' strongly here) but it really doesn't matter much. Whether it's true or not is not the issue. Even the film itself tells you before it begins that this is `sort of' the truth, and we as the audience can appreciate that. This is a way for Scott to pay homage to a friend and he does so with guts and bravado. There is no denying that `Domino' is an exciting visual feast and delivers a good time.
There is a problem though with the manic style in which Scott tells this story.Read more ›
"This is Based on a True Story...Sort of". That's probably the most accurate way to put it. Before seeing this movie, I had known nothing about this film except what I read in a short synopsis. The film was about a model named Domino Harvey, who's father had been an actor named Laurence Harvey who became an award winning bounty hunter. Then she died (I believe it was a drug overdose) while she was awaiting federal drug charges against her. So, I'm not sure how much of this film is true and personally...I don't give a f**k.
I had wanted to see this movie when it came to theatres and was pushed to see it more when Quentin Tarantino named it as one of his top 5 favorite films of the year on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Scott's last film "Man on Fire" was the first movie I had seen by Scott that portrayed his new directing style. Which means the psychedellc, overlighted shots you see in this film. I don't mind this cinematography and it works better in this movie then it did in MOF. But, anyway...This movie was not liked by critics for the most part, although three of the most respected critics (Roger Ebert, Richard Roeper, and Peter Travers) did like it, so I was expecting just another film like "Man on Fire" which is entertaining the first couple times and then just gets boring.
I also wasn't sure if I'd buy Keira Knightley as a bad girl. I'd already seen her do a medieval version bad girl in "King Arthur". But, from the first frame of this movie to the last, I loved it. This movie has a great script (no matter howt true it is), Scott's direction is in top form, and the performances are great and believable. This is probably my favorite action film of 2005, it's certainly the most entertaining.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed the action and the narrative sections of the movie. Excellent cast and one in which you see Dabney Coleman play a bad guy to the bone. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
The only part of this that earned 5 stars is Keira Knightley. Rather amazing story - apparently largely true.Published 2 months ago by Dean
Not a great movie but its based on Dominos true story. I saw it a few times on cable TV and thought I'd see without the editing. Keira Knightly isn't too hard to look at.Published 3 months ago by Gary W. Crane
My wife loves this movie, me on the other hand... I think its decent.Published 3 months ago by chris
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