The Road to Perdition

The Road to Perdition

DVD - 2003
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When a hitman's son witnesses him at work, they must go on the run in order to avoid a confrontation with the father's mafia boss.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2003
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Edition: Widescreen
Credits: Director of photography, Conrad L. Hall; production design, Dennis Gassner; editor, Jill Bilcock; music, Thomas Newman.
Performers: Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Stanley Tucci, Daniel Craig.
Audience: MPAA rating: R
Language Note: With English and French tracks and English, French, and Spanish subtitles
Described for the visually handicapped
ISBN: 0783274459
UPC: 032429276117
Call Number: DVD R


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Nov 25, 2017

Excellent movie, great acting, young Michael is amazing and Tom Hanks is wonderful as always. Very violent movie. It takes place in 1931, the stage sets are awesome, I love all the vintage cars, great costuming. Complex story about father and son loyalty, gangster family loyalty and simply taking what they believe is theirs to take. I would like to watch this movie a second time.

Apr 24, 2017

Very violent movie.

d2013 Oct 15, 2016

Great thriller... Tom Hanks is superb as always!

Feb 23, 2016

Thank you! - Tom - for playing a role like this, even if you never do again.

nfentonn Mar 23, 2015

I guess this is a movie Tom Hanks and Paul Newman made to show they are "AcTors " not just big Hollywood stars.

Quimeras Mar 05, 2015

The story translates well from graphic novel to film. Nicely done.

Kelly196 Oct 14, 2014

Great cast (Paul Newman, Tom Hanks, Jude Law, Stan Tucci and Daniel Craig). Very good storyline of a father, mob enforcer, set out to avenge the death of his wife and youngest child... all while trying to protect his only living son. Very well made.

Jul 21, 2014

This is a 2002 American crime thriller film directed by Sam Mendes.
The plot takes place in 1931, during the Great Depression, following a mob enforcer and his son as they seek vengeance against a mobster who murdered the rest of their family.
The film explores several themes, including the consequence of violence and father-son relationships.
It is such a hard-boiled thriller with breath-taking enforcing actions that you'll be certainly glued to the screen.
Although most of the numerous acts of violence are committed off-screen, the effects are so great that you could feel the actual speed of violence in the real world.
The film focuses not on the direct victims of the perpetuated violence, but the impact of violence on the perpetrators.
In any case, it is a gripping, thrilling and fascinating action movie.

IClare Jul 06, 2013

The beginning had the potential for this to be a really good movie. Boy witnesses Connor kill a man, in the presence of his father. Mr. Rooney favors Michael Sullivan over his own son, which undoubtedly incites jealousy in Connor. Connor tries to kill Michael Sullivan and kills Sullivan’s wife and child, though not the right child. Pretty interesting plot, until Michael Sullivan starts to rob banks with his son, paints his car red (that’s not a conspicuous color at all!), doesn’t kill MacGuire when he had the chance to, and therefore gets shot in the arm. This movie did take the road to perdition and it took my attention right along with it. My attention peaked again when he finally kills Mr. Rooney and Connor. The ending was strong. Jude Law looked creepy, with a blood spattered face, setting up his camera to photograph Michael after he shot him. And the couple on the farm finally got a son. I’m a little disappointed. My mom recommended and bought this film for me but I don’t think it was good. The movie really could have been about 45 minutes, with the beginning and the end, as I think the middle was weak and not very good filler for getting to the point.

Dec 03, 2012

Great movie...loved it! Tom Hanks is as wonderful as ever!

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May 07, 2012

Peter Sullivan: "Why are you always smiling?" Connor Rooney: "...'Cause it's all so f**kin' hysterical."

May 07, 2012

John Rooney (to Michael Sullivan Jr.): "A man of honor always pays his debts... and keeps his word."

May 07, 2012

John Rooney (to Michael Sullivan): "Natural law. Sons are put on this earth to trouble their fathers."


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Apr 17, 2011

RichardPaul thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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Oct 31, 2017

Violence: Gun violence- not to bloody but violent enough to get an R rating.


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