Monday, July 22, 2002

The Road to Perdition

With a story based on a crime novel/comic book and characters loosely associated with 1930s mob leaders Al Capone and Frank Nitti, this movie turned out to be like a lousy gift wrapped in a beautiful box.
Just about everything was good, the acting, the art directing, the historical feel and the beautiful cinematography. The screenplay was not good.
Imagine a gourmet dinner at a sumptuous restaurant, marred by lousy service. You leave full, but somehow unfulfilled.
Tom Hanks as a hitman with a stiff Quaker countenance was just too far off the mark.
I love most mob movies, but not this one.

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