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  • Manufacturer: New Line Home Video
  • UPC #794043128455
  • Model #1000045445

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    Plot
      The (mostly) true story of a Hollywood princess turned bounty hunter is told in this witty action-drama from director Tony Scott. Domino Harvey (Keira Knightley) was the daughter of famed actor Laurence Harvey (played by Jesse Pate) who passed on when Domino was only eight years old. Domino's mother, former fashion model Paulene Stone (played by Jacqueline Bisset and renamed (%Sophie Wynn) in the film), strove to give her daughter a comfortable life, but Domino was naturally rebellious, and after a contentious stint in boarding school, a brief career as a runway model, and a fling with the fashion business, Domino was looking for something more exciting. She found it when he met Ed Mosbey (Mickey Rourke), an ex-con who had gone on to a successful career as a "bail recovery agent" -- in short, a bounty hunter. Ed also taught others how to join his profession, and Domino took his course and joined his team, along with Choco (Edgar Ramirez), a headstrong bail agent who took an immediate fancy to Domino. Domino, Ed, and Choco became a successful team -- successful enough that television producer Mark Heiss (Christopher Walken) asked them to become the subject of a television reality series. However, it was after the cameras were turned on Domino that her life got truly crazy. Bail bondsman Claremont Williams III (Delroy Lindo) had hired Domino and her friends for a risky case, and soon Domino, Ed, and Choco were chasing missing men and money while landing in hot water with both the FBI and the Mafia. Domino was loosely based on Domino Harvey's real life story; sadly her personal life was as reckless as her career, and Domino died as a result of drug abuse on June 27, 2005, after this film was completed. The film also features Lucy Liu, Mena Suvari, Macy Gray, and Dabney Coleman. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    Movie Type
      Action
    Movie Level Themes
      Drug Trade, Bounty Hunters, Fathers and Daughters, Dishonor Among Thieves
    Movie Level Tones
      Humorous, Slick, Stylized, Gritty, Flashy

    DVD Features

    • Commentary by director Tony Scott and writer Richard Kelly
    • Alternate audio track: Script notes and story development meetings with Scott, Kelly, executive producer Zach Schiff-Abrams and costar Tom Waits
    • 2 high-impact featurettes: I Am a Bounty Hunter: Domino Harvey's Life and Bounty Hunting on Acid: Tony Scott's Visual Style
    • Deleted scenes (in high definition)
    • Theatrical trailers
    Awards
      AMG Rating

      Review

        Tony Scott's Domino is lacquered with such gobs of stylistic excess, it would make McG blush. But this movie has little in common with McG's light-hearted Charlie's Angels movies, beyond briefly alluding to them and featuring Lucy Liu. Instead, it's a violent, depraved collage of iconographic porn, fetishizing everything from cigarette smoking to pencil sharpening, and shot with a stroke-inducing reliance on swish pans and flashing lights. It's not just style over substance; style murders substance, using those double-barreled machine guns Keira Knightley wields in the ads. Granted, the life of model-turned-bounty hunter Domino Harvey is pretty ostentatious source material, but Scott turns Richard Kelly's showy script into one giant middle finger at good taste. Scott was clearly hoping for a multi-character, pop-influenced crime thriller like his own True Romance, and the bones of the story do sometimes work in that way. And in a postmodern crossover with real life, Beverly Hills 90210 stars Brian Austin Green and Ian Ziering appear as themselves, hosting a reality show centered on Domino's team. But any marginally interesting ideas are drowned by superfluous technique, including but not limited to: looping and tweaking of spoken lines, choice bits of dialogue typed out on screen for emphasis, and so much manipulating of film stock, it's like a test drive of a graphics program. Such glossy bombast can't help but culminate in a ridiculous Mexican standoff at the top of the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas. If only hacks were involved in the making of Domino, it would be one thing, but the good reputations of Scott and Kelly duped numerous appealing actors into participating. Domino marked the beginning of a really bad year for Kelly, the golden boy behind Donnie Darko, whose sophomore directing effort (Southland Tales) was subsequently laughed out of Cannes. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi


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