Dave White
Domino Review

Dave's Rating:


… loony, Tank Girl-ish …

Who's in It: Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramirez, Delroy Lindo, Mo'Nique, Lucy Liu, Christopher Walken, Mena Suvari, Jacqueline Bisset, Dabney Coleman

What's the Deal? Sometimes you can still be friends with a bad movie. Take this one. It sucks. But then there's the part where Knightley, as real-life Ford model–turned–bounty hunter Domino Harvey, says, "My agenda is to kick ass." Then there's the other part where they blow up major Las Vegas landmarks. Then there's the part where cast members from Beverly Hills, 90210 play themselves. And then there are all the other parts that are really stupid but never boring. Think America's Next Top Model with guns, and you're close.

Percentage of the Film That Corresponds to Actual Events: Approximately 30. Like you care.

Down for Whatever: When she's on-screen as Lindo's fake I.D.–slinging girlfriend, sass-factory comedian Mo'Nique owns the movie. And that's taking into account that Walken and Rourke are also in this thing.

Why Snooty Cinéastes Will Hate It: It's got a scorching case of character not-development, you never know why stuff's going down like it does, the production design is extravagantly ugly and the cinematographer has adult ADD.

Weird Musician Alert: Macy Gray pops up in small role. And Tom Waits stumbles past the camera as a desert preacher. Because he just does.

But Are There Lap Dances? Why, yes. Yes, there are. See why this movie is totally worth spending money on?!

Sad Fact: The real Domino Harvey recently died of a drug overdose. But she probably would have dug this loony, Tank Girl-ish reimagining of her life.


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