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Road To Perdition


Quick Take: Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman`s son witnesses what his father does for a living.

Mendes, Sam
Director

117 minutes
running time

2002
year released

Drama
genre

R
rating

Torifanís Rating...

Torifanís review: I saw Road To Perdition this past weekend. This was a movie I was kind of interested to see, only because I had read it was based on a comic book. Itís not your standard comic book fare, though. The movie deals with mobsters in the Depression. My dad, who watched this movie with me, grew up during the Depression so seeing his input was interesting. The movie was very accurate, apparently, as far as historical aspects are concerned.

There was a lot of violence in this movie, to be sure; of course the plot involving mobsters, youíd expect a lot of violence. I was most impressed by the young child actor (sorry; I donít know his name) who portrayed Tom Hanksí son. Most child actors get my rating of PCA (Pitiful Child Actor), but this kid could act! In the end, there was quite a moving theme. In this film, we saw the different relationships between father and son: We saw the strained father/son relationship of another mobster, and the respectful father/son relationship of Michael Sullivan (Hanks) and his son. Michael spends most of the film trying to teach his son NOT to follow in his footsteps (as a mobster and a killer), and I wonít blow the ending here, but it is bittersweet, and moving.

Cast:
Hoechlin, Tyler
Maxey, Rob
Aiken, Liam
Leigh, Jennifer Jason
Hanks, Tom
Newman, Paul
Craig, Daniel
Hinds, CiarŠn
Spidle, Craig
Barford, Ian


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