JUDE LAW GOES big to play the lead role in "Dom Hemingway," literally and otherwise.
Law's packed on some "Raging Bull" pounds to play Dom, an ex-con and career criminal emerging from a long stretch in prison to collect the large amount of money owed him for keeping quiet in prison.
The actor goes big in other ways - the movie is larded with oratory, long and loud and stylized and obscene, and Law delivers each speech with theatrical panache and red-faced commitment (not from embarrassment, but from exertion).
It's fun, for awhile, but you wonder where the movie is going to go with it. To France, for awhile, where Dom (Richard E. Grant in tow) meets with the crime boss (Demian Bichir, miscast as Russian) who's been holding his loot.