“Very simple what drew me to this movie: the total Guy Richie vibe. If I hadn’t known better, I would have sworn it was his. The humor, the characters, the story, all of it could have fit in right after Snatch. But actually this comes to us from Richard Shepard, who only has a handful of writing credits to his name.
The other big draw was the very unique turn for Jude Law. We’ve seen many different sides of him, but always with a touch of class. This time, he just let his full sleeze flag fly. And yet, it was ultimately a story of redemption and humanity, which gave some unexpected heart to this otherwise selfish and arrogant guy. I just loved the tag line on the posters “”Jude Law is Dom Hemingway and you’re not””. It just plays up the attitude of his character, that Law nailed perfectly. He might not be someone I wanna hang out with, but I certainly didn’t mind watching him for ninety minutes.
Some of the film may have dragged, although I’ll admit that I was falling asleep due to the previous evening’s activities. But some of the dialog was hilarious, or at least I thought so. No one else was letting loose with the laughter, so I got a bit self conscious about it. But you know what? Lock, Stock, and Two Smokin’ Barrells was a good first outting, but it wasn’t until Richie brought back some of his team and tried again that he abso-\m/-lutely nailed it with Snatch. I think if Shepard and Law try again, we’ll have absolute gold.
Dom Hemingway – \m/ \m/ \m/”