Road to Perdition

Road to Perdition

DVD - 2002
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Publisher: Willowdale, ON : DreamWorks, [2002]
Edition: Widescreen.
Copyright Date: ©2002
Branch Call Number: ROA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Voie de perdition

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mckeett
Apr 24, 2017

Very violent movie.

d2013 Oct 15, 2016

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

AL_KATI Aug 03, 2016

This movie is incredible. Tom Hanks is outstanding, and I think this film is totally underrated, especially because you don't often get to see a film about father-son loyalty. Easily in my top 10 favorite films of all time, especially with a stellar cast and a gorgeously sorrowful score.

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uugene
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.

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akirakato
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.

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chogs
Dec 03, 2012

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

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Monolith
May 07, 2012

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

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Monolith
May 07, 2012

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

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Monolith
May 07, 2012

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

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RichardPaul
Apr 17, 2011

RichardPaul thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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