Picks and Pans Review:Domino

updated 10/24/2005 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/24/2005 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramirez, Jacqueline Bisset

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The real Domino Harvey, who died of an apparent accidental overdose of painkillers last June, turned her back on her posh London-Beverly Hills upbringing to become a bounty hunter. The daughter of movie star Laurence Harvey and model Pauline Stone (called Sophie Wynn here, for what one assumes are legal reasons), she loved knives, guns and taking down lowlife criminals.

Ditto for the Domino (Knightley, trying gamely but only semi-convincing) depicted in this deliriously overheated, slightly fictionalized bio. Loud, flashy and often funny, Domino is entertaining in a sensory-overload kind of way. It goes in one eye and out the other. Director Tony Scott (Man on Fire) is so busy establishing Domino's big ol' bad persona that the actual woman behind it goes missing. And it doesn't help that the movie leaps jaggedly about in time, making an already complicated heist plot even more difficult to follow. (R)

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