Jude Law is one of the finest actors of our time. His choice of performances over the past 20 years has been a collection of pretty boys, hit men, soldiers and doctors. He's been a Sky Captain, Alfie, a swashbuckler (well...technically Errol Flynn), the second Imaginarium Tony 2, a conspiracy theorist, and Hugo's father. Now he gets to add safe cracking, volatile, loud mouth, thug to his repertoire.
Dom Hemingway follows the its titular protagonist (Law) as he adjusts to life after being released from prison after 12 years. Dom spends his first three days of his release catching up on all the drugs, alcohol and prostitutes that he's missed while incarcerated. After reconnecting with his loyal pal Dickie (Grant), Hemingway sets off to see the crime boss for whom he took the fall for a dozen years ago, Mr. Fontaine (Bichir), and collect repayment for his services. Of course Dom can't do anything the easy way. After insulting Mr. Fontaine and demanding to have sex with his beautiful companion Paolina (Ghenea) during a drunken tirade, Hemingway finds himself penniless and in need of some soul searching. Hemingway decides to search out his long lost daughter Evelyn (Clarke) to reconcile for all the years he's lost.