Miller's Crossing Road To Perdition

  |  Buy to Own: 31/05/2004
  |  222 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Gangster movie double bill. 'Miller's Crossing' is a typically oddball take on the gangster movie from cult directors the Coen brothers. Crime boss Leo (Albert Finney) is asked to kill a chiseler who's moving in on someone else's action, only to discover that his target is the brother of his girlfriend. However, his girlfriend is two-timing Leo with his gambler friend Tom (Gabriel Byrne), who is also ordered to kill the chiseler after he joins a rival faction. 'The Road to Perdition', starring Tom Hanks, is set in the American Midwest during the 1930s. Twelve-year-old Michael Sullivan Jr is curious about what his father (Hanks) does for a living, and one night decides to hide in his car as he goes off to work. It soon transpires that the elder Sullivan is a hitman for the mob, and when young Michael witnesses a killing carried out by the gangster boss's son Connor (Daniel Craig), it starts off a chain of events that will mark Michael's life forever. The film co-stars Paul Newman and Jude Law and is directed by Sam Mendes.