Fox Searchlight’s “Dom Hemingway” opens U.S. theatres on April 2, 2014. It is written and directed by Richard Shepard. Its cast members include Jude Law (Dom Hemingway), Richard Grant (Dickie), Emily Clarke (Evelyn), Demian Bichir (Mr. Fontaine) and Kerry Condon (Melody). Read on to find out more about “Dom Hemingway.”
“Dom Hemingway” Film Synopsis:
After 12 years in prison, the large-scale safecracker Dom Hemingway is back on track and he is not alone. He is with his ultimate partner in crime, Dickie. Together, they will collect those who owed Dom Hemingway for remaining in silence and protecting his boss, Mr. Fontaine.
After a near-death experience, Dom attempts to rekindle his relationship with his estranged daughter, Evelyn. Then again, he soon finds himself trap in the world he only knows.
Although the film is yet to be released in the U.S., it has already been in theatres in the UK last November 15, 2013. Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer has given this film with a 59% percent, but without consensus yet as the movie will open in theatres on April 4. However, 83% of moviegoers would like to see this film.
Its early release in the UK explains why some top critics have already given their verdict about Jude Law’s new movie. Peter Debruge of Variety described how Jude Law was fitting for the character, emphasizing that Law was a pretty boy during his days and now, well, just look at his forehead and hairline.
“The project also benefits from the interval of time, now that the onetime pretty boy looks a bit more bedraggled, his receding hairline matched by forehead creases and lamb-chop facial hair. Law’s safe-cracking character has spent his better years behind bars, though he hasn’t lost his touch, as demonstrated in a scene where he wagers those family jewels of which he’s so proud that he can open a newfangled digital safe in less than 10 minutes,” said Debruge in his Variety article.
Meanwhile, Hollywood Reporter’s Todd McCarthy had a different taste of the film. He pointed out the film’s attempt to become a gangster saga. His bottom line in The Hollywood Reporter page,
“A wannabe outrageous gangster saga seems patched together from spare genre parts from a generation ago,” said McCarthy.
And that’s it for “Dom Hemingway” sneak peek. Dom Hemingway opens in U.S. theatres on April 2, 2014. For more news about movies, celebrities and TV programs, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).