Road To Perdition - Tom Hanks / Paul Newman / Jude Law
Director: Sam Mendes - Widescreen
Out of Production - Special Features
Like New - Viewed Once - 20th Century Fox
Age restriction: R (Restricted)
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Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law. A hit man in 1930s Chicago must go on the lam when his son witnesses a murder by a Mob boss' son. Directed by Sam Mendes. 2002/color/119 min/R/widescreen. In Road to Perdition, Tom Hanks plays a hit man who finds his heart. Michael Sullivan (Hanks) is the right-hand man of crime boss John Rooney (Paul Newman), but when Sullivan's son accidentally witnesses one of his hits, he must choose between his crime family and his real one. The movie has a slow pace, largely because director Sam Mendes (American Beauty) seems to be in love with the gorgeous period locations. Hanks gives a deceptively battened-down performance at first, only opening up toward the very end of the film, making his character's personal transformation all the more convincing. Newman turns in a masterful piece of work, revealing Rooney's advancing age but at the same time, his terrifying power. Jude Law is also a standout, playing a hit man-photographer with chilling creepiness. This movie requires a little patience, but the beautiful cinematography and moving ending make it well worth the wait. --Ali Davis