The Tragedy of the Family Game in 'The Road to Perdition' | 11 Nov 2012 // 5:15 PM
Sam Mendes’ virtuoso control behind the camera mesmerizes and hypnotizes, his depiction of Depression-era America a stasis of tragedy, each death inevitable but slow to ferment.
Road to Perdition | 5 Aug 2010 // 4:57 PM
Sam Mendes’ Road to Perdition is a somber and elegiac period piece set in Depression-era Illinois, with a tragic narrative framed around father and son relationships.
Road to Perdition (2002) | 11 Jul 2002 // 8:00 PM
The perfectly grim surface evokes eons of pain, as well as a highly stylized contemporary sensibility, not so much cynical as skeptical and self-aware.