I am a bounty hunter.
Her name is Domino Harvey and she is a bounty hunter. Based on a (sort of) true story, Domino, being held in custody by the FBI (Lucy Liu), recaptures the latest coup of the bounty hunter trio (Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke and Edgar Ramirez) that has gone awfully wrong. Ending up with 10 million dollars belonging to the mob, they are in need of a well laid out plan in order to return the cash to its ‘rightful’ owner while not being shot in the process. In between, flashbacks tell us how such a delicate little thing like Domino became a bounty hunter in the first place and how she was not meant to live in that 90210 world her mother fancied so much. In search of a job she comes across Ed and Choco, apparently the most legendary bounty hunters in all of Los Angeles, and joins them for a little bit of fun. What followed was indeed a fun if chaotic life full of shotguns, flying bullets and the occasional lap dance.
After yet another version of Jane Austen‘s Pride and Prejudice, Keira Knightley stars and excels in Tony Scott‘s latest work. Knightley is great in the role of the delicate yet extremely tough and determined girl and surprises with a certain sex appeal that never really showed before. The rest of the cast are similarly great even though it is shame that some characters remain underdeveloped and as a result stars like Christopher Walken or Mena Suvari don’t get nearly as much screen time as they would have deserved. Just like Domino’s life, the movie feels sometimes overloaded, too chaotic and confusing, above all because the movie sometimes rewinds and revisits a passed event just to tell us that it happened in a completely different way than we were initially led to believe. Apart from that, the handheld-like camera work and oversaturated colors are nice effects (and make an allusion to the reality TV show that follows the bounty hunters on their daily pursuits) but grow increasingly tiresome half-way through the movie. Nevertheless, Domino remains a fun, kind of factual piece of fiction with great music, great cast and great expectations. (2.5 out of 4 pizzas)