Road To Perdition

Directed By: Sam Mendes Starring: Tom Hanks Paul Newman Jude Law

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

5 out of 5
Total Reviews
Overall Satisfaction
Ease of Use

Always Stay Above Ground...

by Conrad M Trevino on 3/19/2003

This is an excellent movie! A lot of people I've talked to didn't like or understand it. You have to be an open-minded individual who enjoys movies with crime drama. This is a great epic adventure of the Irish mob and the life of a father who gets to know his son. Tom Hanks portrays an excellent mobster who's nonchalent appearance makes him to be the target of this movie. Road to Perdition is a must see for any mob movie lover! This is similiar to "The Last Don". Read More

Was this review helpful to you?


Product Overview

Two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks stars as Michael Sullivan, a father fighting to keep his only son from traveling the Road To Perdition. Directed by Oscar-winner Sam Mendes, this towering motion picture achievement has been acclaimed by audiences and critics alike as one of the year's most extraordinary films. 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.


Studio Ingram Micro
SKU 40206143
UPC 667068997828
UPC 14 00667068997828
Format DVD
Release Date 5/31/2011
Rating Rating
Sales Rank 2671
Fathers And Sons
Hit Men
Period Piece
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Directed by Sam Mendes and based on the graphic novel by Max Allan Collins and Richard Piers Rayner, the Depression-era crime epic ROAD TO PERDITION stars Tom Hanks as Michael Sullivan, a quiet hit man who is duty bound to Mafia boss John Rooney (Paul Newman). The mobster's close bond with Sullivan, however, leads Rooney's jealous blood son, Connor (Daniel Craig), to orchestrate a tragic series of events that results in Sullivan on the run with his 12-year-old son, Michael Jr. (Tyler Hoechlin). Soon an unscrupulous crime photographer/assassin named Maguire (Jude Law) is sent after Sullivan and his son, and Sullivan must decide on a course of action as young Michael comes to terms with his father's violent way of life.^Meticulously directed by Mendes and brilliantly photographed by Conrad Hall, each scene of ROAD TO PERDITION has the composition of an expertly crafted painting. Making effective use of rain, snow, and shadows, the filmmakers create a cinematic world that's as dark, cold, and unforgiving as many of its inhabitants. But the film also allows for glimpses of emotional warmth, particularly in Sullivan's relationships with his son and Rooney, his surrogate father. In these roles, the respective actors create complex characters that resonate even in their restraint. Hanks is outstanding as a man of action with little time for words, while Hoechlin creates an unsentimental portrait of a confused boy; Newman once again proves why he's a screen legend and, in a strikingly unflattering role, Law makes the most out of his screen time as a creepy, parasitic hit man. Even in its harshest moments, however, Mendes never fails to remind the audience that ROAD TO PERDITION is a film about fathers and sons; and this is what elevates it from an atmospheric gangster movie to a truly astonishing work of art.
Los Angeles Times "...Because it is so careful with its effects, this film's ability to create feeling sneaks up and surprises....This is a story with a will to move us and the ability to do whatever it takes to make that happen..." 07/12/2002 p.C1
New York Times "...A truly majestic visual poem....Mr. Hanks does a powerful job..." 07/12/2002 p.E1
Rolling Stone "...ROAD TO PERDITION has the juice to get its hooks into you, knock you off balance and keep you that way for two hours. It's a triumph for director Sam Mendes..." 08/08/2002 p.84
Premiere "...[Law] helps bring this dark, strange, and ultimately moving film into disturbing places of the sort that most studio movies can't even imagine, let alone depict..." 08/01/2002 p.24-5
Chicago Sun-Times "...Beautifully made, well-acted, brilliantly photographed..." 07/28/2002 p.5
Total Film "...There's inventiveness, intelligence, even brilliance here..." 10/01/2002 p.122
Entertainment Weekly "...Hanks and Newman are radiant with the blessings of unstopped talent, two greats from two generations who each understand the power of underplaying..." 07/19/2002 p.44-5
Empire 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The film] pulls off the nifty trick of being both impressively epic and movingly intimate." 06/01/2010
Sam Mendes
Tom Hanks
Paul Newman
Jude Law
Cast & Crew
Jennifer Jason Leigh - Actor
Liam Aiken - Actor
Paul Newman - Actor
Rob Maxey - Actor
Tom Hanks - Actor
Tyler Hoechlin - Actor
Richard Piers Rayner - Based On Novel By
Max Allan Collins - Based On Novel By
Conrad Hall - Cinematographer
Sam Mendes - Director
Jill Bilcock - Editor
Joan Bradshaw - Executive Producer
Walter Parkes - Executive Producer
John Williams - Musical Score
Sam Mendes - Producer
Dennis Gassner - Production Designer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2002
Catalog ID 89978
UPC 00667068997828
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 117 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Oscar (2003) Paul Newman, Nominee, Best Actor in a Supporting Role,Dennis Gassner, Nancy Haigh, Nominee, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration,Conrad Hall, Nominee, Best Cinematography,Scott Hecker, Nominee, Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing,Thomas Newman, Nominee, Best Music, Original Score,Scott Millan, Bob Beemer, John Pritchett, Nominee, Best Sound
British Academy Awards (2003) Conrad Hall, Winner, Best Cinematography,Dennis Gassner, Winner, Best Production Design
Golden Globe (2003) Paul Newman, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
ReviewSource USA Today
Review Impressive yet always self-conscious, Perdition has more class and less sass than any movie in a while. Its virtues merely begin with Conrad L. Hall's cinematography and state-of-the-art production design, which fully convince us we're in 1931 Illinois, where the exteriors are as gloomy as the indoor settings.
Reviewer Mike Clark
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Hanks,Tom
Label Dreamworks Pictures
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Roger Ebert & Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper Two Thumbs Up!
Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times ...a lean and deadly performance, one of Hanks' best...
Siskel & Ebert Two thumbs up!
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone A Triumph!

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping
$5.99 + $2.90 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns

Usually Ships within 24 hours
Add to Cart
amitcj $8.39 + $2.23 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. (ROAD TO PERDITION (DVD) (FF/DOL DIG 5.1 SUR & DOL 2.0 SUR NLA)
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Synergy Data Inc $9.75 + $1.50 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
M and N Media $16.45 + $4.24 shipping
Condition: Used-Acceptable
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
$5.99 + $2.90 shipping
$6.99 You save $1.00 (14%)
Earn 6 ($0.06) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: DVD
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships within 24 hours
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:
For Books, Music, Movies & TV place over $40 (before tax and shipping charges) of eligible products in your shopping basket. Not valid with marketplace products, other restrictions apply.
Recent Product Reviews

Always Stay Above Ground... by Conrad M Trevino on Mar 19, 2003