With rodent teeth, missing tufts of hair and sallow skin with darkroom pallor, he looks twisted and moist, and reeks of developing fluid. Like a fine chef reducing a sauce, director Mendes whisks all of the elements with dexterity, allowing the audience to taste every ingredient before the finished glaze. The gingerbread and wainscoting of the Sullivan house, contrasted with the burnished wax floors of the Rooney mansion. The ultimate confrontation between Sullivan and Maguire in a glass house on a windswept lake.
The Irish wake, seen through the bewildered eyes of children, with a hood packed in melting ice that drips into buckets below the casket. Everything adds up to a dazzling artistic vision of crime that lingers like the taste of lemon on the tongue. Road to Perdition is basically a story of fathers and sons, but the details of so many fouled relationships are both shocking and emotionally wrenching in morally uncompromising ways.
Despite its style and varnish, the film still miraculously manages to hold onto its strong sense of humanity. Road to Perdition honors the tradition wisely. Why do American comedies marketed for female consumers always peddle the lie that sex is the only restorative substitute for loneliness?
In Never Again , Grace Ms. Clayburgh is an aging divorcee whose only daughter leaves for college. Her apartment is empty; her life is boring. Christopher Jeffrey Tambor is an exterminator with a cartoon gargoyle for a mother and a pest-control business inherited from his father. After a disastrous fling with Internet dating, she ends up with a dwarf. Best of Amazon. Road to Perdition. Universal acclaim based on Ratings.
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User Reviews. User score By date Most helpful. I could not believe Road to Perdition was as good as it was. Sam Mendes' best movie, even better than American Beauty, and Skyfall which is amazing that Skyfall didn't top it. Beautifully shot; I love the way the images almost match the cells in the graphic novel on which it.
MetallicCritic Dec 13, This review contains spoilers , click expand to view. A very underrated film. Tom Hanks was the perfect actor for the role. It was a little hard taking him seriously after Forrest Gump. Great cast too. And because the acting is good so is the directing.
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This film also tests your morals and values. Making you think, if you have a farther like Michael Sullivan, is he a good man? Your response might be, "well, he was my farther". Which is not the response I would give. A murderer is a murderer no matter who he is to you.
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In conclusion, Michael Sullivan was not a good man, no matter how much money he gives to the elderly. Although the message is not a responsible one it doesn't affect the rating of the movie. I didn't forget about the cinematography. The film was very well filmed. Loved the lightning. There's also something at the end that I wasn't expecting. If you haven't seen this film, go see it know. If you love great films you won't be disappointed. Compi24 Nov 28, Once again, Sam Mendes manages to successfully craft a truly powerful drama with "Road To Perdition".
The movie cohesively blends together very deep and moving themes that explore the repercussions of violence, the relationships between Once again, Sam Mendes manages to successfully craft a truly powerful drama with "Road To Perdition". The movie cohesively blends together very deep and moving themes that explore the repercussions of violence, the relationships between fathers and sons, and the path to vengeance.
Hall, "Road To Perdition" remains, in short, superlative. Spangle Jul 8, Overall, this one is quite good. I was kind of worried about Hanks playing an against type character, Overall, this one is quite good. I was kind of worried about Hanks playing an against type character, but he did so very well and really stood out.
In addition, the cinematography is breathtaking at almost every turn. Each image is beautifully crafted and not enough praise can be given to it. Road to Perdition is a definite slow burner, but never fails to completely grip you and really pays off at the end with a very touching, tragic, and moving, ending. For the most part, this one really rises above what you would expect from a typical gangster film and really finds a way to make all of these people seem entirely human.
In addition, in a short period of time, all of the characters are well crafted, in large part thanks to a great script.
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Now, is this a great film? No, but it is certainly a damn good one that lives up to the hype for me. Awsaf Dec 9, It was a absolutely stunning movie.
They gave a great effort in every scene. They used the perfect proposition in the movie. The sequence.
I liked the acting. Such a interesting movie. While not as strong as American Beauty, Sam Mendes' Road to Perdition still succeeds thanks to strong performances by both Tom Hanks and Paul Newman, the breathtaking cinematography, and it's father-son themes. StevenF Aug 1, As the rain falls heavily during pivotal points of Road To Perdition, the realisation that the thematic use of water represents what the film pertains to be, a cold-hearted and merciless journey, but while the film is visually beautiful from As the rain falls heavily during pivotal points of Road To Perdition, the realisation that the thematic use of water represents what the film pertains to be, a cold-hearted and merciless journey, but while the film is visually beautiful from the sincere art of cinematographer Conrad Hall, it always feels like it is turning the other way and won't let anybody in, with most of its main characters lacking emotional clarity towards their goal, perhaps this is a deliberate attempt to push the purpose and ideals of the Rock Island-based mob in depression era America, the setting of the film.
We are introduced to quite a unique and quieter role for Tom Hanks as he plays Mike Sullivan, a hitman for the mentioned mob, lead by the man who raised him as his own, Peter Rooney Paul Newman. The film plays out after the hot-headed son of Rooney, Conor Daniel Craig , who becomes to trigger happy and ends up creating some tragic moments in the film, and in very little time. Mike must protect the remainder of his family, which involves running from his boss and the man who raised him.
While the film deals with issues that where common ground in its era, it's main focus is that of the relationship between father and son, but although this should serve as the emotional standing point of the film, the plot lacks the proper pacing to have the viewer get emotionally engaged, we go from one scene to the next at such quickened pace that we barely have time to bathe in the excellence.
The performances are truly encapsulating, from Hanks to Newman and also the man on the other side, played by Jude Law, who brings an eery and commanding personality to his hitman character. But the best moments consist of the cinematography which cannot be criticised at all, the whole tone of the film can be told through the lighting, the weather and the moments of despair as the rain pounds down upon our characters.
The film just moves a bit too quickly, with not enough time spent on the development of relationships within the film, and while some one on one conversations create some emotional moments, there is still a lacking in overall growth. If the plot isn't enough to go see the film, it should be the wonderful filming that draws you in.
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