August 2, 2002

Road to Perdition

roadPaul Newman and Tom Hanks save this movie from mediocrity. Jude Law's not bad either. There are lots of weird inconsistencies, like the time of year: In the last third of the film, it seems to change from winter to spring overnight. Sloppy plotting, too- did the director really think we would forget that Jude Law's character was still lurking about? Hanks's sudden death seemed painfully obvious from miles away.