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2002 gangster/crime film. Directed by Sam Mendes, director of American Beauty, and Skyfall. Soundtrack by Thomas Newman (also of those two films!).

Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, and Jude Law feature.

First watch (7-9th October 2012)Edit

FormatEdit

At home.

JournalEdit

I think I decided to watch it after seeing Daniel Craig in Cowboys and Aliens and deciding I quite liked him as an actor and wondering what else he'd been in. Didn't have that much screentime in this film, as it happens.

Very immersive film, enjoyed it greatly. Just not at all a fan of the ending. That pause was agonising and unnecessary, what followed happening at all didn't seem to be necessary, and the little epilogue was cheesy. But apart from those boo-boos, it was brilliant.

RatingEdit

2

Second watch (November 2012)Edit

FormatEdit

At home with Mum.

JournalEdit

Mum came in and saw me watching it the first time and was intrigued, and it occurred to me that she'd probably like it a lot, so in November I threw it on when 4oD wouldn't load Derren Brown smoothly. We watched the first half of it then and the second half a few days later.

Although Mum didn't like it as much as I thought she might (bit too complicated and violent), I certainly did. I've listened to the score a few times since first watching it, and I've decided it's a really brilliant film!

RatingEdit

3

Third watch (13th-15th January 2016)Edit

FormatEdit

At home

JournalEdit

Not sure why I started watching it, now. I nearly interrupted it to watch Die Hard instead when news of Alan Rickman's death broke on the 14th but I was already halfway through Road to Perdition so I finished that instead. I was spending my evenings playing Fallout 4 and listening to podcasts, but I wanted to get some film-watching in there as well.

So, on the look out for films I wanted to watch, I put on Road to Perdition. I really love this film. The music, the cinematography, the acting, the story, the pacing, the mood. It's almost perfect, I just can't get on with the Jude Law hitman character. He seems out of place. He's distractingly gross, with balding head, brown teeth, long nails - it's like, why is there such a minging character thrown into this otherwise beautiful film?

Anyway, can't help but give it a 3.

RatingEdit

3

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