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Dom Hemingway (2013)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  15 November 2013 (UK)
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After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luca Franzoni ...
Dom's Prison Buddy
Richard Graham ...
Prison Guard
George Sweeney ...
Man Outside Pub
Man Outside Pub 2
David Baukham ...
Security Guard
Nick Raggett ...
Sandy Butterfield
Simeon Moore ...
Kaitana Taylor ...
Girl at Bar
Colette Morrow ...
Girl at Bar
Jeanie Gold ...
Brenda Palmer ...
Lady on Train
Philippe Pierrard ...


After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Jude Law is Dom Hemingway and you're not.


Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 November 2013 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Recompensa  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$29,276 (USA) (4 April 2014)


$518,134 (USA) (9 May 2014)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In order to gain weight for his appearance in this film, Jude Law drank ten Coca-Colas a day. See more »


When Dom and Lestor are discussing business by the canal, a predominantly yellow barge suddenly appears, moored, just behind them, then - as Lestor jogs off - it's gone. See more »


Dom Hemingway: And that, my friends, is how you open a safe!
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Fire and Rain
(James Taylor)
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
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Law is good, the movie not so much
17 August 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Opening with what can only be described as one of the worst opening monologues of all time (I wont go into details but lets say it might be worth the price of rental alone to just witness it's cringe worthy quality's) you get the feeling that the only way is up for Richard Shepard's try hard crime/comedy but sadly things start low and never once peer above the low set standard which is a shame considering its leading man was obviously dedicated to the role.

Looking like we have never seen him before Jude Law is an overweight, bearded and yellow toothed hooligan who possesses not an ounce of a redeeming feature. Law is clearly relishing his time being let loose playing such a profanity spouting lout but his sheer enthusiasm to the role can not transcend the man and the tale the film tells about him to any length of entertainment and the films slight tale becomes unwelcome after a mere 30 or so minutes. Law is ably supported by renowned character actor Richard E. Grant as his left hand man Dickie but Grant also doesn't have an overly redeeming character and if we are asked to get on board with criminals they need to transcend from there evil deeds like Guy Ritchie so successfully did and does in his crime capers but Shepard shows no flair for this genre.

With one memorable scene set on a night set country road Dom Hemingway is devoid of any true originality and seemingly thought that the fact it had such a vile central figure and such seedy dialogue it would resonate with the ever willing audience of such ventures. Dom's plight to get money for his jail time and reconnect to his estranged family is so overly familiar also that it's pretty clear the film is no where near as original or fresh as it feels it is. As a crime caper its virtually non-existent and as a comedy it's seriously lacking in proper laughs therefore making the whole exercise a venture into meaninglessness.

Jude Law fans may want to endure this journey for what is arguable one of his more out there and committed performances but even Law's ability to go to great lengths to inhabit this man is not worth the pain of 90 minutes worth of unlikable and uninteresting plot with a bunch of people who your pretty glad to say goodbye to. If your looking for similar and much better British criminal fair dust off Snatch and enjoy.

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