Road to Perdition
2002
***½
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Tom Hanks, Jude Law, Paul Newman, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Sam Mendes follows the Oscar glory of American Beauty with another tale of a man who’s not too crazy about his job. This time the protagonist is a mob hitman who gets in over his head. A well-acted and visually stunning (Conrad L. Hall’s cinematography won an Academy Award) gangster drama which seems to follow a predestined path. Based on a graphic novel.