Road to Perdition Synopsis
A mobster takes his son along as he seeks to avenge the murders of his wife and younger child.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Overflowing with melancholy and tragedy, Road to Perdition is one of the most somber gangster pictures ever made.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Has the juice to get its hooks into you, knock you off balance and keep you that way for two hours. It's a triumph for director Sam Mendes....
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's a genteel film with a gun in its pocket, but it's also a film with a universal chord of feeling that keeps welling up from the dark...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Long and winding though it may be, Road to Perdition gets to places that are well worth the trip.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Mendes -- wants to have it both ways, to get close to mob life, but be no part of it. And he keeps us at a dime-novel distance, too. He has...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Paradoxically, the closer Mendes gets to his characters, the more remote Perdition becomes. One wishes that his film had as much heart as...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Subdued yet percolating with suppressed emotion.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There's much that's simplistically grand, worthy, and fine in Perdition. If I yearn for less measured filmmaking that cries out with more...
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Impressive yet always self-conscious, Perdition has more class and less sass than any movie in a while.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Its seriousness is welcome. It's also a burden the film can't completely surmount.
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Road to Perdition Review

By rocketjsl357
visually enthralling ... an amazing movie with outstanding cinematography and music by Thomas Newman. it's still a complete mystery as to why this movie was not nominated for best picture. (4.5/5...

Great movie

By probs
The mood and feel of the era is captured beautifully. Top notch actors at the top of their game. Newman delivers a great performance and Hanks again displays his versatility....

Humanity and fraternity examined with great ambition and film-making.

By Dominic LeRose
It's strange to think of someone as an evil man, but what criteria meets the credentials of someone that is in fact evil? Sam Mendes shows the path of one's transformation of redemption and fraternal...

Road to Perdition

By ironman15
this was such a great movie i don't know what to say. the acting was beautiful, the crime scenes were great, and the plot was good as well. this is defiantly one of Tom Hanks best movies. everything...

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Common Sense Media says Powerful, beautiful film; ok for mature teens.
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