Domino (2005)

Starring: Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramirez, Delroy Lindo, Mo’Nique, Lucy Liu

Directed by: Tony Scott

R. 128 mins.

A sizzling hot mess in every sense of the word. Highly stylized and over-the-top editing makes Domino a film only our MTV generation could appreciate. Sex, drugs, and rock-&-roll, characterize this kinetic film and it’s no wonder many have compared it to Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers. Less of a biopic and more of a psychedelic tribute to chaos, Richard Kelly (writer/director of Donnie Darko) has based his screenplay on the true story of model turned bounty hunter named Domino Harvey. He uses her name and fragments of truth to create a wild ride that has little basis in reality. Combined with Scott’s typical jump-cuts and vivid colours, the film is all sizzle, no substance. Some will find it obnoxious, others will revel in this rebellious assault to their senses – * * *

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