It's the tale of a real person in only the most abstract, opportunistic way, since what Scott has done is to pin the scandal label of 'true story' onto his most fractiously vapid action film since Beverly Hills Cop II.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
Tony Scott's tongue-in-check interpolation of the life and times of a privileged brat turned bounty hunter has no social value outside of a feverish will to entertain.
Manohla Dargis - New York Times
You can't accuse this film of bogging down in cheap psychology, yet you come out dissatisfied and without a clue about what made this person tick.
Mike Clark - USA Today
It's like a ferret on crystal meth that belatedly discovers ecstasy, and it's a tiresome trip either way.
Ann Hornaday - Washington Post
[Director Tony Scott's] pornographic lust for bloodletting, gunplay, and out-of-control camerawork far exceeds his abilities to tell a story.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
Abusively moronic enough to inspire something like pity.
Jessica Winter - Village Voice
It airbrushes and glorifies the short, angry life of its subject in ways that are practically indecent.
Jami Bernard - New York Daily News
The problem with Scott's film and Keira Knightley's performance as the bounty hunter is its bored delirium, a daze of scattershot ennui that prioritizes hipster carnage and flashy cuts over intelligible storytelling.
Amy Biancolli - Houston Chronicle
The movie plays like the work of a self-impressed film student. It's ripe with strident stylistic flourishes, harsh atmospheric cinematography and superficial roles that allow cast members to scream their heads off. Either that, or get them blown off.
Philip Wuntch - Dallas Morning News
Did I admire Domino? In a sneaky way, yes. It's fractured and maddening, but it's alive.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
[Director Tony] Scott and screenwriter Richard Kelly turn Domino's life upside down, mixing tiny parts fact with heaping, heaving sums of fiction. But with a real-life story like Domino's, why all the fantasy?
Allison Benedikt - Chicago Tribune
Domino is less a movie than a hyperkinetic slide show -- presented during a nuclear attack.
Steven Rea - Philadelphia Inquirer
Here is a movie so bad it's ... no, actually it's still bad.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Domino, director Tony Scott's hyperactive, roll-in-the-mud, blow-stuff-up and jiggle the cameras every which way extravaganza, is one of the most awesomely awful films ever made.
Tom Long - Detroit News
The only defense for Domino, the first-ever movie in a blender, is that director Tony Scott is pioneering a new form of cinema, in which the audience can never focus on a single object for more than a half second.
Bill Muller - Arizona Republic
Domino is far from dull. But it doesn't convince.
Todd McCarthy - Variety
Domino is amusingly decadent for a while but eventually wears you out. Two eyeballs are not enough to see it with.
Kyle Smith - New York Post
It's a goofy and bloody and assaultive all-star extravaganza and an absurd burlesque of the life of movie-star daughter/model-turned-bounty hunter Domino Harvey.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
Buried deep within the psychedelic sludge that is Domino, there may be a story about a model turned bounty hunter. Good luck trying to find it.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
Scott means for his entertainment package to be hip, hysterical fun. But his stylistic embellishments and indiscriminate appetite for sensation crowds his title character right out of the film.
Stephen Cole - Globe and Mail
The picture is an exercise in exploitation joi de vivre, and your enjoyment of it will depend on your tolerance for shameless, reckless, unredemptive violence with relatively little artistic or spiritual value.
Stephanie Zacharek - Salon.com
Manages the feat of literally spelling things out and being utterly incoherent.
David Edelstein - Slate
I'm sure the story of bounty-hunter Domino Harvey would make for compelling cinema if only Tony Scott had decided to film it without the masturbatory excesses that are evident in Domino.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Crass yet colorful exploitation of the sad, strange life of an English beauty-turned-bounty hunter.
Kirk Honeycutt - Hollywood Reporter
She deserved better.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
A fantasy based ever so loosely on the real-life character of the late Domino Harvey, Domino is so over-plotted that it's borderline incomprehensible.
Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times
Scott never takes his finger off the remix button, meaning scenes play out in microflashes and dialogue is chopped and scratched like a beatmixing jock cutting loose on his first day at DJ school.
Luke Goodsell - Empire Magazine Australasia
Scott A. Mantz - Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
...a tribute to Domino Harvey that reduces her to a nerve-jangling, romanticized song lyric.
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
Gary Dowell - Baltimore City Paper
Domino is one insane gibbering beast, leagues more idiosyncratic than the average action flick.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
a twisted head spinner of a biopic, where myth is always racing hot on the heels of a fugitive reality.
Anton Bitel - Eye for Film
A well-paced action movie, if a little long, with an unusual feeling of surrealism behind the action.
Jette Kernion - Cinematical
Chelsea Bain - Boston Herald
full review in Greek
Joseph Proimakis - Movies for the Masses
No doubt an interesting story could be told about her life, but this standard-issue assault on the senses isn't it.
Peter T. Chattaway - Christianity Today
Sometimes sound and fury can be quite something in its own right--and for a true character (in every sense) like Domino, it's enough.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Dean Essner - Sydney Morning Herald
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
Dean Essner - Empire Magazine
Nick Schager - Lessons of Darkness
Os personagens sao interessantes, o filme tem energia, mas o roteiro se perde a partir da metade da trama e os habituais excessos estiliticos de Scott mantem o espectador a distancia.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
Dean Essner - Time Out
This is a ridiculous movie. But is it fun-ridiculous, like Scarface? Might it go on to become a cult item? I suspect not.
Kurt Loder - MTV
Domino looks like what an Avid might vomit up after partially digesting the digitized footage. It's flashy as hell, but the amphetamine-fueled method is compensating for a distinct lack of substance.
Mark Pfeiffer - Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
When a film is more conducive to a scholarly dissection than a consumerist examination, the film is incredibly clever, pragmatic, or pretentious. In the case of Domino, it's all of the above.
Stina Chyn - Film Threat
With lashings of style and substance to match, Domino fascinates as a story of rebellion
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
Ugly, in every sense of the word.
Sean O'Connell - Charlotte Weekly
A bit of a mess, but it's one hell of an entertaining mess.
Jeff Otto - IGN Movies
It's an ambitious but emotionally vacuous exercise in style over substance.
Todd Jorgenson - Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Even when your mind is saying 'Wait a minute,' your pulse is revving up, reacting to Scott's edgy, visceral energy.
Carol Cling - Las Vegas Review-Journal
When studio heads caught wind of an ex-model who became an actual female bounty hunter, green lights must have gone off like paparazzi flashes.
Jules Brenner - Cinema Signals
Paul Greenwood - Future Movies UK
Only my personal vow never to walk out of a movie kept me in the theater until the end credits.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr. - Goatdog's Movies
Scott A. Mantz - Entertainment Insiders
The film story becomes captive to its own hyperkineticism.
Marjorie Baumgarten - Austin Chronicle
We know she's got a bad attitude and mad combat skills, but where did she get them?
Annlee Ellingson - Boxoffice Magazine
It's stupid American big-budget filmmaking at its most endearingly idiotic.
Lewis Beale - Film Journal International
Production is slick, along the lines of a good music video, but this is not what I look for in a good movie.
Robin Clifford - Reeling Reviews
A fast, furious and empty-headed assault on American trash culture.
Thomas Delapa - Boulder Weekly
Aggressively antisocial and brutally funny, this is Scott's masterpiece, at least to date, a wild film that is, in fact, assured and tightly controlled.
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
If this movie were even half as hip as it thinks, it'd die from an overdose of coolness.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
It works better as a music video than a film. Pass the aspirin.
Steven Snyder - Zertinet Movies
A snarling, schizophrenic catastrophe of a film
Audrey Rock-Richardson - Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
An exhausting, indecipherable mess.
Peter Debruge - Premiere Magazine
Scott's latest feat of mind-numbing visual overkill.
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
"Domino" is the latest in the "what were they thinking?" category of movies that should have been documentaries.
Linda Cook - KWQC-TV (Iowa)
The first part of the film holds your attention even if it is too tricked up. But the longer the film rolls, the less interested the audience becomes.
Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone - TheMovieChicks.com
Domino Proves Tony Scott is Still a Racist and Richard Kelly is NOT Tarantion.
Jimmy O - Film Snobs
It's almost as if the power went out and Domino was filmed on back-up generator power complete with blackouts and power surges.
Larry Ratliff - San Antonio Express-News
This is perhaps the most stylized, excessively garish piece of R-rated pop entertainment since Natural Born Killers, and you know what, I loved it.
Richard Roeper - Ebert & Roeper
The insufferable Domino severely suffers from a Vitamin "B" complex deficiency: blustery, banal, brainless and belaboring.
Frank Ochieng - Movie Eye
Hot, steamy, full-blown nihilistic filmmaking. A template for erotic violence.
Victoria Alexander - Movie Reviews in Croatian
Dean Essner - AV Club
Dean Essner - Boston Phoenix
[Scott] directs this 'sort of true' crime story about English schoolgirl-turned-bounty hunter Domino Harvey like a rabid dog with a rag doll in its gnashers.
Stella Papamichael - BBC
It's Scott's lack of restraint and Kelly's lack of focus that keep Domino from fulfilling its initial potential.
Dan Fienberg - Zap2it.com
This was made for the MTV generation, whatever that is, and has the look of one of those videos they don't really show anymore.
Eric Lurio - Greenwich Village Gazette
Dean Essner - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Clarity is not one of the film's strong points.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dean Essner - Bullz-Eye.com
does have its moments but it makes its audience work too hard to find them...It is a violent, often funny cartoon, but Domino's story still has not been told
Laura Clifford - Reeling Reviews
Dean Essner - Baltimore Sun
In short, Domino suffers from overdirection and a casting gamble that doesn't pay off but it's worth seeing for its sheer horrendousness.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
Anything good about this movie is drowned in the sea of overkill by director Tony Scott.
Scott Nash - Three Movie Buffs
It never stops jerking and twitching, as if the film stock were developed in an emulsion of Red Bull.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
The film itself is cut like a trailer. It works for two minutes, but watching this kind of presentation for more than an hour can put you into an epileptic fit.
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
It's a train wreck. It's a mess of frenetic editing topped off by an over-the-top ending in which you expect Die Hard's John McClane to make a cameo. But I loved it.
Mike Ward - Richmond.com
Domino director Tony Scott tints his film green, edits at hyperspeed and layers image upon image until it resembles Natural Born Killers on too many Red Bulls.
Carla Meyer - Sacramento Bee
This is a classically bad movie, much worse than the one almost everyone excoriated in 2003, Gigli.
David Elliott - San Diego Union-Tribune
Domino is a sensory thrill ride, but in the final analysis a mighty hollow one.
Brent Simon - Now Playing Magazine
Tyler Hanley - Palo Alto Weekly
Scott's exasperating all flash, no substance approach to storytelling is exactly why his latest film... works as little as it does.
Edward Havens - FilmJerk.com
Do not see Domino if you are prone to motion sickness.
Bill Harris - Jam! Movies
Give it up to director Tony Scott and screenwriter Richard Kelly -- Domino, a nonstop assault of cognitive dissonance, is an apt, if daft tribute to a life utterly misled.
Bob Strauss - Los Angeles Daily News
The movie has roughly the same effect on the nervous system as listening to a box of marbles being dumped onto a linoleum floor.
Robert Denerstein - Denver Rocky Mountain News
What's good for `Domino' isn't necessarily what happened to Domino Harvey...
Josh Larsen - Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
When a woman complains that her boss has 'the attention span of a ferret on crystal meth,' she could be talking about Tony Scott or stating Scott's opinion of his audience.
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Dave White - Movies.com
Domino is far from good, but it's mildly entertaining if you lower your standards appropriately.
Connie Ogle - Miami Herald
This is more than a movie for the MTV generation - it's a two-hour seizure.
Jeffrey Bruner - Des Moines Register
Domino is a convoluted and hyper-stylized bore, a frenetic pastiche of black comedy, bullet-strewn violence, and pulp fantasy. In short, a typical Tony Scott (Man on Fire) film.
Timothy Knight - Reel.com
Domino is big mess of a movie that never gets past its studio pitch line: chick bounty hunter.
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
A messy, fictionalized saga of femme-fatale bounty-hunter Domino Harvey.
Ted Fry - Seattle Times
Domino is the latest Tony Scott enterprise to blast us away with pizazz but leave us with an empty feeling.
Jack Garner - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
David Edwards - Daily Mirror [UK]
It's sad to say that an arbitrary appearance by Jerry Springer is the picture's closest brush with inspiration.
Lisa Rose - Newark Star-Ledger
In small doses, this looks kind of cool. For two hours, it's excruciating.
M.E. Russell - Oregonian
If you are capable of sifting through this cut-up collage of freeze-frames, flashbacks, slo-mo shootouts, druggy smutty vignettes and scruffy scenarios, you could find a few morsels of exhilaration.
Terry Lawson - Detroit Free Press
I don't know what they think is the effect of hearing lines repeated immediately. I don't know what they think is the effect of hearing lines repeated immediately.
Fred Topel - About.com
DOMINO is a baffling mess, a movie that means to thrill but which ends up as one of the most depressing, empty exercises of the year.
Moriarty - Ain't It Cool Movie Reviews
Domino is more an extended stunt than a story about a human being.
John Wirt - Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Imagine Mallory Knox as her own reality tv show star, less inclined to take up with the absolutely wrong man, and able to handle her mascara like a pro.
Cynthia Fuchs - PopMatters
Domino will try your patience and give you a throbbing headache -- about all it does with any success.
Paul Doro - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
For masochists who always wondered what Sgt. Hartman's threat to "gouge out your eyeballs and skull-**** you" in Full Metal Jacket might have felt like.
Fernando F. Croce - Slant Magazine
Tony Scott goes so over the top with attention-deficit quirks -- quick-cut scene editing, shaky-cam photography, washed-out color schemes, blaring soundtrack music -- that his films have become a chore to watch.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
If for some reason you're curious about the sad life of model-turned- bounty hunter Domino Harvey, don't bother with Tony Scott's dismal Domino.
Walter V. Addiego - San Francisco Chronicle
It'll either fire every last synapse in your brain or have you fleeing in agony.
Ken Fox - TV Guide's Movie Guide
Domino is like a rough draft for a movie.
Daniel M. Kimmel - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
I find it hard to believe that Domino would peel off her clothes and do a lap dance for a bunch of East L.A. gang bangers to diffuse a tense situation. But what do I know?
Anderson Jones - FilmStew.com
Mysterious daddy issues, a color scheme that washes everything in fluorescent urine and lime-green Jello, and....editing so jittery it'll send you into rapid eye movement.
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
Domino is definitely muddled and too hip for its own good. But the true story behind Domino Harvey's life is a fascinating character study nonetheless.
Kit Bowen - Hollywood.com
Hugely entertaining and entirely self-serving, "Domino" is likely to be raped by the critics, and then loved by its audiences.
David Foucher - EDGE Boston
As an action film, it's the most incompetent piece of work on Scott's resume. As a satire on fiction intruding on the reality we view, it's barely a Surreal Life spinoff.
Erik Childress - eFilmCritic.com
It's a movie that all but forces its bulky, twitching mass down your throat, setting off a barrage of flashing lights, jump cuts, flickering images of tawdry behavior and graphic violence.
Gene Seymour - Newsday
Think of Domino not so much as an overwrought adventure movie starring Keira Knightley as a bounty hunter, and more like one of those big domino-toppling displays that David Letterman sometimes puts on his show.
Phil Kloer - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
It's like someone smashed open a pinata full of film-school devices and Tony Scott grabbed them all. Oliver Stone, on his best day, couldn't make a movie this incoherent.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
All style and attitude but no energy or flair.
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
Domino, based on the real-life story of model-turned-bounty hunter Domino Harvey, appears to have been directed by Oliver Stone on crystal meth.
Phoebe Flowers - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Not since 1993's Coneheads have I hated every moronic minute of a film, but Domino has put a stop to that drought.
Bill Clark - FromTheBalcony
We sincerely hope Ms. Harvey's life wasn't as messy as this film.
Dean Essner - E! Online
As entertainment, Domino works, in much the same way every other Tony Scott film does. But as something more, which it aspires to be, it falls short.
Luke Y. Thompson - Los Angeles CityBeat
Only afterward, as you amble out of the theater in a dizzy whir do you start to realize you haven't been entertained but assaulted.
Phil Villarreal - Arizona Daily Star
Not a lot of movies can ruin a Tom Waits cameo. Domino is like staring into a strobe light, only louder.
Sean Burns - Philadelphia Weekly
Could have...no, should have been a hyper-exciting blend of violence, drama, sex, and celebrity craziness. Instead, though, it's just hyper.
Jon Popick - Planet Sick-Boy
Nicolas Lacroix - EnPrimeur.ca
A damaging cinematic concussion that's visually and mentally exhausting - borderline punishing - for no reason. It advertises ambition and peddles confusion and incoherence.
Nick Rogers - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
annoys, disappoints, and reminds the viewer of far better films
David Thomas - Filmcritic.com
The idea of the sprightly actress playing a kick-ass bounty hunter is certainly tantalizing; yet, sadly, the role of Domino Harvey provides little for Knightley to do but smoke cigarettes and snarl vacantly in between shootouts.
James C. Taylor - L.A. Weekly
Even if there's nothing else to process, at least there's always something to see.
Jeffrey Chen - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
How else could a nightmare of sight and sound like Domino be explained? Tony Scott has lost his storytelling abilities, and now he wants to punish us all.
Brian Orndorf - FilmJerk.com
With Domino, Tony Scott continues in his quest to make films expressly for the hard of hearing, the visually impaired and people on amphetamines, who find that all other movies move too darn slow.
Steve Schneider - Orlando Weekly
If it were a song, Domino would be a track from Poison remixed by a guy who is simultaneously snorting coke and jackhammering a sidewalk.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
We first see L.A. bounty hunter Domino Harvey (Keira Knightley) leading the charge in a shoot-'em-up assault that will have you clutching your ears and shielding your eyes. Don't worry -- you're not missing much.
Peter Rainer - Christian Science Monitor
So staggeringly awful -- such an ordeal to sit through -- that it's hard to know where to start talking about it.
William Arnold - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Domino is a horrid piece of junk.
Willie Waffle - WaffleMovies.com
A whole lotta sound and fury signifying not only nothing ... but a very raucous, insistent, and gratingly redundant nothing.
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
An overblown, frantic, giddily exciting, eye-popping exercise in visual artistry over internal three-dimensionality.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
A completely incoherent mess, told exclusively in two-second segments.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
It looks as though the camera's come loose of its crane and whipped around on cables like a firehose for a few hours.
Walter Chaw - Film Freak Central
A raucous mess, constructed and edited with such crazed intricacy and shot with such extravagant flamboyance that it's actually physically painful to look at after awhile.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
Worse than the violence and the language is the cinematography... quick cuts and super close-ups and cameras circling subjects as they speak. It's downright annoying.
Tony Medley - tonymedley.com
Keira Knightley just isn't that hot. Or cool. She's... lukewarm. Like the movie.
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
possibly one of the worst movies I've had the distinct displeasure of viewing in many years. Mind you, I say this after seeing "Alone in the Dark" and "The Man" this year.
Jeffrey Lyles - Gazette (MD)
I'm not exactly sure what kind of intoxicants director Tony Scott is trippin' on these days, but...
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Domino is a steaming pile of green-tinted celluloid.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
A noisy, ugly, chaotic mess...One of the worst movies of 2005, and the worst film of Tony Scott's career, so far.
Chuck O'Leary - Fantastica Daily
It's easy but unfair to dismiss it completely--despite excess and flaws, this uniquely American satire is in moments darker, sharper, more inventive than Natural Born Killers
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
It's a mainstream movie stylized to the point where it's no longer mainstream. That's part of its non-conformist kick.
Mark Palermo - Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
A hopeless mess of never ending exposition and random, completely unrelated side trips into useless minutia.
Joshua Tyler - CinemaBlend.com
A challenging, complicated and hilarious heist thriller
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall