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
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.