‘Domino’ Film Review: Brian De Palma Half-Heartedly Directs Terrorism Thriller

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‘Domino’ Film Review: Brian De Palma Half-Heartedly Directs Terrorism Thriller
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is dangling off a rooftop. To his left, he can see his best friend through a window, dying from a slit throat. To his right, he can see the murderer, also hanging for dear life. It’s a hell of a scene, a hell of an image, and yet — we feel nothing.

That’s “Domino,” a couple of interesting set pieces in search of a reason to exist, from director Brian De Palma. For most of his career, De Palma has been hailed as a modern master of suspense, or at least a dynamite visual stylist. And although many of his films — including “Carrie,” “Blow Out” and “Dressed to Kill” — are now classics, even misfires like “Snake Eyes” and “Passion” usually have some bravura cinematic showpieces that make them worth watching.

The best that “Domino” can boast are some general concepts for exciting set pieces. Moments like the
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