Bomb Rating: 

Anybody else in the room give even the remotest shit about Domino Harvey, the real-life daughter of "Manchurian Candidate" actor Laurence Harvey and part-time model/bounty hunter? Anybody? Anybody? Bueller? I didn't think so.

Such is the problem with this all-style no-substance film from director Tony ("Top Gun") Scott, who seems interested in Domino Harvey and not in a healthy way. Instead, his interest seems to involve some sort of twisted, pathological love that involves late nights in the bathroom with lots of toilet tissue and razor blade cuts.

This movie badly reeks of "True Romance" stench. Does director Tony Scott have nothing better to do than rip himself off? At least "True Romance" was something of a love story couched in the ironic haze of violence and gunfire. "Domino" is a lame attempt to repeat that formula minus the love story and replacing the chemistry of Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper with Brian Austin Green and Ian Ziering, former stars of "90210." Just to make sure we don't forget this film's inspiration, Scott does cast Walken as a TV producer who develops a reality show starring Domino (Keira Knightley), her bounty hunting boss, Ed Mosbey (Mickey Rourke), and co-worker, Choco (Edgar Ramirez). Scott's predictable cameo parade includes Delroy Lindo, Dabney Coleman, Lucy Liu, Jacqueline Bisset and Mena Suvari.

My recommendation to Tony Scott would be to get himself a real story before he makes another movie. What's even sadder is that this film is penned by "Donnie Darko" scribe Richard Kelly, who appears to have blown a gasket over his lack of work and effectively prostituted himself for a paycheck. Given that screenwriters rarely have control over their scripts, however, it's fair to assume that this mess was almost entirely concocted by Scott, who uses every manner of camera trick to hide what seems to be a creeping realization that he may be the only one on Earth interested in Domino's story.

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Today's oxymoron: reality TV writer

Dan_in_Cincinnati's picture

 This sounds like the easiest job in the world.  What exactly does a reality TV show writer do?  It's a reality show.  It's supposed to improvised isn't it?  From Craig's list:



REALITY TV WRITER (Oakland Parkway)

Date: 2010-08-26, 5:28PM EDT

Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]


Upcoming TV Production Company wants to produce a Reality TV Pilot, we already have the main idea and we need a writer to structure the show. 

Please send Resumes, Samples and Rates for a 30 minutes TV Pilot to be considered. 

  • Location: Oakland Parkway
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
  • Compensation: no pay

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{;-) Dan in Miami

PS:  Does writing 6,000+ Cranky posts count as writing experience?


Screw reality TV. It's all about

RidingFool's picture

the Hawaii 5-0 marathon on Spike teevee. Great opening shots, lots of color in the background and the clothes, a catchy, fast-paced little theme and plenty of corn.

Book 'em, Dano in Miami!

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