Road To Perdition (2002)

Sam Mendes directs Tom Hanks, Paul Newman and Daniel Craig in this prohibition gangster movie where an Irish mob hitman goes on the run with his son when it turns out “loyalty” doesn’t cut both ways.

Confuses slowness for sophistication. Ambitiously aiming for the import of The Godfather and the look of Miller’s Crossing, this proves quite stilted and lifeless. A stellar cast feels slightly lost in the oversized mannerisms… there’s not enough larks with tommyguns nor moments of humanity that don’t feel forced. By no means a bad film, it is astonishingly well crafted, but an underwhelming swan song to Newman’s career.


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