Road to Perdition (2002) (mini-review++)

road-to-perdition-wallpaper-14(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

acting 7

directing 7

effects 8

editing 6

writing 6

SW SCORE: 34

3.4 out of 5 🐙

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Tom Hanks plays an assassin? Wow, that sounds really different. Except it’s really not. He does play an assassin. But of course, he becomes a “good guy” by having a moral awakening. A much more interesting film would have been if he contemplated his life, didn’t grow, and decided he was doing the right thing. Or if he decided the “wrong” thing was the “right”, or “best” thing. It had such potential. And Tom Hanks certainly has the skill to chase that potential. But that’s not what happened. And what we are left with is excellent cinematography and a longing for what might have been.

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(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

 

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