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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Tom Hanks
Paul Newman
Jude Law
Daniel Craig
Tyler Hoechlin
Liam Aiken
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Directors
Sam Mendes
Screenwriters
David Self
Running Time
117 minutes

Road To Perdition
Emotional and compelling exploration of the gangster myth by Yank-fixated Brit, Sam Mendes.


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Road To Perdition

Plot
Following a messy murder, hit man Michael Sullivan is betrayed by the man he called father, formidable Irish hood John Rooney. Leaving behind a murdered family and with a killer on his tail, Sullivan goes on the run, hungry for revenge.


Verdict
This is supremely crafted, grown-up moviemaking that never escapes its pulp origins. The themes are well worn and the structure predictable, but these are gangster cliches as gift-wrapped by Fortnum & Mason, and the grandeur of the film slips down like fine caviar.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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