• Road to Perdition (2002)

Road to Perdition

Release Date: July 12th, 2002

DVD Release Date: February 25th, 2003

R |1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary

Mike Sullivan (Tom Hanks) is an enforcer for powerful Depression-era Midwestern mobster John Rooney (Paul Newman). Rooney's son, Connor (Daniel Craig), is jealous of the close bond they share, and when Mike's eldest son, Michael (Tyler Hoechlin), witnesses a hit, Connor uses the incident as an excuse to murder Sullivan's wife (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and youngest son. Forced to flee, Sullivan and Michael set out on a journey of revenge and self-discovery.

Cast: Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Stanley Tucci, Daniel Craig, Tyler Hoechlin, Liam Aiken

Director: Sam Mendes

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Zanuck Company

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Sacrifice , Son , 1930s , Father , Escape , Dark , Suspenseful , Murder

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Long and winding though it may be, Road to Perdition gets to places that are well worth the trip.

  • 100
    Rene RodriguezMiami Herald

    Overflowing with melancholy and tragedy, Road to Perdition is one of the most somber gangster pictures ever made. show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Paradoxically, the closer Mendes gets to his characters, the more remote Perdition becomes. One wishes that his film had as much heart as it does art. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
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