At times a crass, violent, and charming affair - while other times its a predictable, slow, and misguided mess. Law's performance is about the only stable element of the entire film - he's funny, crude, and brutish. The film's style was quirky in general, fun but nothing revolutionary - falling somewhere oddly between something by Wes Anderson and Refn's Bronson. Could have been much better with so much potential.
Definitely fun to watch, riddled with cliches and some script contrivances that seem to have been written by a teenager schooled on 90s Brit-crime flicks, but something about J Laws portrayal of Dom as a perpetual underdog, albeit chronic screw up, makes this watchable even through the most cringe worthy of scenes and over the top delivered screen monologues.
Carried entirely on the shoulders of Jude Law (w/ a fine performance by Grant), this fine black comedy is a frustrating one. One one hand you've got an unhinged Law (who gives one of his performances ever). And on the other, you've got a story that can't quite match up with Law. It's more a series of moments (some of them great) but it's screenplay could've used a little more work.
Jude Law in ottima forma per un film non all'altezza della sua performance. Pellicola che intrattiene bene con una storiella che sa di già visto ma ben scritta, esteticamente piacevole e a tratti divertente. Nessun picco troppo alto per questa produzione ma si lascia vedere senza cadute di stile.
Jude Law gives a revelatory performance in a film that unfortunately fails to live up to the promise of its engaging first third. Once Dom makes it home from misadventure in France the film just grinds to a halt that no matter of cussing and clever asides can reboot. A real disappointment but certainly not the fault of Law or Grant. The opening ode to his anatomy is quite brilliant though.