Winning an Oscar with his directorial debut, American Beauty, sent the name of Sam Mendes into the stratosphere of filmaking. He went from being a Stage/Independent director into a Hollywood filmmaker overnight.
His next challenge was the crime drama, Road To Perdition, set in the Great Depression and the telling of a Father/Son relationship. Tom Hanks in a lead role, with Jude Law, Paul Newman and Daniel Craig in supporting roles, the question never was, will this be any good but more so, how good will it be.
Sam Mendes responds to the hype, with a stylish and immersive gangster film, that delves us superbly into one of the hardest times in the 20th century.
It’s performances are splendid, with…