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Road to Perdition Reviews

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½ January 14, 2017
entertaining.. you will rewind many scenes.
January 1, 2017
Paul Newman in his final full movie steals the show, supporting a fine performance from Tom Hanks. Tyler Hoechlin (actually 14 at the time) is equally superb as the son, who know 12 years old discovers his "good father" is anything but good.
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.
December 19, 2016
It's difficult to fully escape the sins of our fathers. Road to Perdition is the kind of movie that manages to be almost soothing even through its violence. The visuals are beautiful, especially the cinematography and camera framing, softening the death and blood without ignoring it. The score is a stunning juxtaposition of dark melodies and straight-up dissonance. All the performances are good, Hanks is REALLY good, and Newman is even better.
November 26, 2016
Rating: 7.8 out of 10.
November 7, 2016
I haven't seen this in so long, and must watch it again!
November 5, 2016
Sam Mendes' "Road to Perdition" is gritty and diverting enough, but, Daniel Craig's unfortunately short-lived performance aside, the acting is sub-par and the plot is preposterous.
October 15, 2016
Absolute Masterpiece!! Destined to be a classic
October 12, 2016
A stoic tale of revenge by a father-son pair.
October 11, 2016
Another Tom Hanks blockbuster in an era when he was one of the top actors in Hollywood. This is also Paul Newman's last cinematic acting role. This is a very good film, but not a great one.

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.
October 2, 2016
You know what to expect when Tom Hanks is in.
September 19, 2016
I really like it but it was hard to see Tom Hanks as a killer.
September 14, 2016
Beautiful, heartfelt, and poignant, Road To Perdition is another showcase for Sam Mendes, allowing Tom Hanks to display his great range in a role well outside of his usual realm, perhaps the most badass performance of his career.
½ July 25, 2016
Honestly a beautiful movie. Definetely kept my interest the entire time and right when you thought you knew what was going on, they throw you in a whole new direction.

The acting, camera angles, everything about this movie is on point.
Absolutely no complaints.
July 25, 2016
Anchored by Tom Hank's profound performance, reined by Conrad hall's immaculate cinematography, absorbed by Thomas Newman's melodious background score, this basic period revenge drama is transformed into a pleasing , poetic movie experience.
June 26, 2016
Damn fine in every aspect.
½ June 23, 2016
Road to Perdition is the immaculately directed, violent gangster piece from Sam Mendes, who adapted the story from the graphic novel series of the same name, and boy does it leave an impression! The film stars Tom Hanks, playing against-type, as a mob enforcer who is forced to go on the run when a tragedy befalls his family after his son witnesses something he wasn't supposed to see. Him and his son then work as a team robbing the crime boss's bank accounts until they can come to an understanding, all the while being pursued by a ruthless assassin played brilliantly by Jude Law. The acting in this film is extraordinary with nearly every main cast member playing out of their comfort zone with Hanks being a skilled killer, Paul Newman playing the conflicted mob boss, Daniel Craig playing the skiddish and jealous heir to the crime family, and of course Jude Law as the psychopathic hitman who revels in taking photos of the dead. This is a truly arresting piece of filmmaking and with Oscar-winning cinematography, the images jump from the pages of the graphic novel to the screen in great detail and many of the shots will stick in my mind permanently! It's a great story, with well-rounded and memorable characters, features flawless direction from Sam Mendes, and the gorgeous cinematography is truly an impressive feat!
May 14, 2016
A truly great gangster film and based upon an even better graphic novel!
½ April 13, 2016
Guns, gangsters, and a father and son tale. Everyone in this is fantastic. From Tom Hanks to Jude Law everyone brings their A game and no one phones it in. A gripping tale of a boy who sees too much and his father turning his back on his long time employers to protect his son. I can't recommend this film any higher to gangster movie fans
½ March 31, 2016
The message in "Road To Perdition" is handled with director Sam Mende's trademark nuance, and is conveyed through beautiful cinematography and its universally strong cast.
½ March 30, 2016
Really, really enjoyed this on repeat viewing but then to be honest any Father-Son narrative is bound to capture my heart and imagination. Hanks is solid here but Newman is really brilliant, completely convincing as the ageing mobster with an idiot of a son about to inherit his empire. There's not a whole lot that's original here but it's done so in such a classy manner that it will live far longer in the memory than say Michael Mann's 'Public Enemies'.
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