Domino (2019)

Brian De Palma directs Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Carice van Houten, and Guy Pearce in this thriller where an incompetent cop finds himself hunting a man who is seeking out Fundamentalist terrorists for revenge.

Flat production values, a dislikable protagonist and compromised storytelling choices really don’t help this. It often feels like a bang average Sunday night cop show from the 90s. There are moments of weakened De Palma that dominate the uneven pace. A blatant Hitchcock pastiche here and your odd split screen terror attack there. Even these feels like sequences executed better on storyboard than on film. In the main though this proves a waste of talent, servicing a tale that flirts with extreme racism a little too often to forgive.


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