Road To Perdition

Movie Reviews | By on Jul 12th, 2002

Starring Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law, Tyler Hoechlin, Daniel Craig, Stanley Tucci, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Written By: David Self
Directed By: Sam Mendes

The minute I hear that a movie coming out soon has Tom Hanks as a hitman, I was sold. I was dying to see a trailer for the movie and it only came out a month or 2 ago which is not good marketing if I must say.

I eventually saw it and screamed out Oscar winner. I knew it was going to be that kind of movie. After seeing the film, I was right. The story is based on the graphic novel of the same name, a.k.a., a comic book that has more pages. It was Another part of the movie I loved was Thomas Newman’s score. The first track is excellent. Starts off slow and then goes into a Celtic theme. I love celtic scores in movies. listening to the score by itself is okay.

It’s kind of quite in some parts, but once you see the movie, the score excels. I knew hearing the last song on the cd before seeing the movie, I was going to get choked up and the waterworks will start flowing. Well that happened. haha. It’s hard not to. The song is so well done and when you add the images to the score, I get all teary eyed. Whatever, I know you’re laughing at me. I’ll kick your ass that’s all haha.

I highly recommend this film. If you love the old gangster movies, you’ll love this. Every year, there’s always one or two movies I rave about to friends. 2 years ago it was Gladiator and Sleepy Hollow, last year it was Lord of the Rings and this year it’s Road To Perdition..and probably LOTR: Two Towers. Go see this..NOW!

Favorite Scenes: I have a few that I really like. The incident where Michael Jr. sees what his dad does for a living, The diner scene with Maguire and Michael Sullivan, Bank Ropping scenes with his son, and the tommy gun scene in the rain.

Running Time: 117 minutes
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