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The Road to Perdition




Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber




This film went way over all my possible expectations and delivers a powerful layered story using snow, rain, sound, light, and shadows, while bullets fly with shocking force across the screen.

This is unlike any other gangster movie. It does not glorify the profession in any way, and only shows violence when such bloodshed contributes to the plot or emotional impact.

This movie from start to finish is a spectacular filmmaking effort by everyone involved, with Oscar-caliber performances.

Ripped from the pages of a graphic novel with good, solid performances by Newman and Hanks, Road to Perdition is one of those rare films--an amazing motion picture where everything works.

Good script, good cast, and good cinematography make this story of loyalty, betrayal, and redemption one of the best of the year.

Not everyone's cup of tea, but I for one hope there's more like this brewing.

Road to Perdition is an epic gangster tale that tells its story more in pictures than in words.

The movie is loaded and filled with double meanings and double-cross betrayals. The film is about sins of the fathers and how the star struggles to keep his young son from following the road of crime he has chosen.

This is a dangerous, dark journey, but for serious moviegoers the road leads to a satisfying destination.

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