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Road To Perdition July 13, 2009

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Road to Perdition

Road to Perdition

Movie : Road to Perdition

Director : Sam Mendes

Starring : Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law, Daniel Craig

Road to Perdition is a fantastic film, with very rich tones and beautiful cinematography. This Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Revolutionary Road) period gangster movie is based on a graphic novel by Max Alan Collins and is one of the few films which are more celebrated than their original source.

The mood of the movie is stark and the lighting mirrors this. The movie is a prime example of neo-noir film-making and as a gangster movie it impresses with it’s storyline of betreyal and revenge.

Tom Hanks plays Michael Sullivan, a mob hit man, who is betrayed by his boss (Paul Newman) who treats him as his adopted son. Daniel Craig is fantastic as the trouble making son of the mob boss and is responsible for the movie’s tragedies.

Hanks finds himself on the run along with his son, who he trains to become a getaway driver. Indeed this is the most heartful part of the story. Sullivan doesn’t want Mike Jr. to take the violent path and does all he can to make sure his son sees his own follies.

The rest of the movie is the standard tale of revenge, but interspersed with some Father-Son emotion. Jude Law deserves special praise as the psycho killer Harlen Maguire who is sent after Hanks. His eerie stare rivals that of Jack Nicholson in The Shining.

WATCH THIS FILM IF : You like mafia movies or tales of revenge. It is also an intriguing drama.

DON’T WATCH THIS FILM IF : You don’t like people killing each other and you want to see something sunny or funny.

Warning : Violence