Dom Hemingway

After playing during the Atlanta Film Festival, this dramedy about a safecracker with a loose fuse (played by Jude Law) opens for theatrical release at Landmark Midtown.

My Thoughts: When Jude Law was at his peak in terms of popularity, he coasted by more on his good looks and charisma than on truly engaging performances. Since his heyday a decade ago, though, he’s turned in some remarkable performances in supporting roles. In Dom Hemingway, he gets his teeth on a juicy lead role and chews everything shy of the digital projector. It’s quite marvelous. As Dom Hemingway, Law is able to convey a wide range of emotions, many of them flipping between each other in the middle of a scene. The character isn’t one that should endear himself to audiences – he’s frequently violent, and at turns can be racist, sexist and homophobic – but Law’s performance is so electric, it’s impossible not to watch.

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