Road to Perdition Reviews
and tom hanks' death was kinda cliched
other than those two things all other elements are pretty good
With great direction and fantastic performances, 'Road to Perdition' is an excellent crime drama. It overcomes some minor flaws thanks to a beautiful score and a good script.
A slow-paced gangster movie exploring the relationship of father and son on the run, and brutally evoking the period of The Great Depression era. A little lacking in emotional attachment and some odd absurdities in the bank hold-ups (viz the lack of police) and in the character of Maguire, weaken what should have been a better, already decent film.
The plot plays out very carefully and is well written, with just the right amount of details. Some obvious holes will have the audience asking "why did he do that?" For example, when Sullivan critically wounds the assassin, why doesn't he simply finish the job?
The feeling of the film is dark (and wet). This is not a "happy" film and thus makes it standout from the typical Hollywood ending you would expect. Both Hanks and Newman are fantastic in their roles. A must-see for ganster movie aficionados.