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The Road to Perdition


It was a little hard for me to believe Tom Hanks as a Mob hit man in the 1930s. I just always see him as a nice guy. Which isn’t to say he doesn’t do a good job, and in the end he really is a lot nicer than anyone around him. He gets caught between an Irish boss, Paul Newman, and his son, Daniel Craig. Newman knows his son is a worthless psycho who is stealing from him, but family is all. The son kills Tom’s wife and young daughter and Hanks must flee with his son. So it becomes a chase, with Tom outsmarting the chasers and killing a whole bunch of them. It’s a pretty violent movie. It looks great, and from time to time it surprised me. I’d give it a pretty fair recommendation.