Domino

Movie Review by Nigel A. Messenger

Starring: Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramirez, Rizwan Abbasi
Director: Tony Scott

I can only describe DOMINO as a docu-drama. The film is about an English model who lives in the US and decides to drop out of her life and become a bounty hunter.

Domino (Keira Knightley) attends a bounty hunter seminar, lands herself a job, almost because of her novelty value, and starts living and hunting criminals on the run.

The film is told in flashback as Domino is being questioned by the FBI for her unwitting part in a scam involving criminals, the mob, college students and even ex-members of the cast of BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 Ian Ziering and Brian Austin Green who play themselves.

The film is violent, brash and does its best to shock the viewer, all to the voice over of Keira Knightley in her best upper-class English accent, which intentionally contrasts sharply with the stark American bounty hunter way of life she is involved with.

I don’t know how much of DOMINO is true to the life of the real Domino Harvey but apparently the movie is ‘inspired’ by the spirit of her actual life story.

When I walked out of the screening I wasn’t sure if I liked the movie I had just seen or not, but the more I think about it the more I realise what a good movie it actually is. This is not your everyday mainstream cinema but it’s certainly not an ‘indie’ film or ‘art house’ in any way. It’s not a documentary either. DOMINO is a very different and unique piece of filmmaking.

4 out of 6 stars

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