Road to Perdition

2002 • 117 minutes
4.5
643 reviews
81%
Tomatometer
14A
Rating
Eligible
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Two-time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks in "one of his best performances" (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times) stars as Michael Sullivan, a father fighting to keep his only son from traveling the Road to Perdition. Directed by Oscar® winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty), this towering motion picture achievement has been acclaimed by audiences and critics alike. Also starring Academy Award® winner Paul Newman and Oscar® nominee Jude law, Road to Perdition weaves a mesmerizing tale of a father and son bound together by tragedy and betrayal. On an unforgettable journey of honor, vengeance and redemption, they confront overwhelming odds -- and forge an indestructible bond. Hailed for the powerhouse performances of its stars and the stunning impact of its story, Road to Perdition is an electrifying experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.
Rating
14A
4.5
643 reviews
Logan
August 5, 2016
This movie is very violent. I'm going to spoil the plot.Tom Hanks is adopted by this guy who happens to be incharge of the irish mafia or what not in america. That's only the backstory. The movie only shows him as an adult. He works for his father as one of his henchman with his fathers real biological son, who happens to be a jealous nutcase. He screws up by killing somebody for no reason infront of tom hanks' son who wasn't suppose to be where he was but because he was where he was he saw the murder. Well this makes the irish mafia father guy angry that his son killed the guy for no reason. Now for some bizzare reason this compels his biological son to ponder and go, " hmmm now what did i do wrong? eh nothing, this is all tom hanks' fault because i am jealous". He sets him up to deliver a message to one of the mafias business they lent to, telling them that if they kill tom hanks, all they're debts will be forgiven. Naturally, tom hanks doesn't die. However the jealous son has another card up his sleeve. He kills tom hanks' wife and child. But why? just cause. Tom hanks still has one of his sons (he only has two,and no other kids) and together they get revenge through bloodshed
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Sid Werner
April 13, 2016
Family is the driving force behind everything that happens in this movie, what you would do for them, what you would sacrifice. A powerful movie that for some strange reason is forgotten far too often, it will make you think long and hard about your own familial relationships. Especially between father and son. Amazing.
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Francisco Navarro
December 13, 2016
This is a great movie with fantastic acting; however, it's not the standard boiler plate action flick. This movie has a story line that builds its characters. It's not Die Hard, it's more like the Godfather from the view of taking its time to roll out the story (for some that's slow) with moments of intense violence.
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