Road To Perdition
In Sam Mendes’ Road To Perdition, we see Hanks in a rare mode that of an action star. Granted it’s in a more would weary, Liam Neeson-esque way, but he wears it well. He plays a man who’s already committed the worst acts of his life, looking for redemption in ensuring that his son does not do the same. Bringing a maturity and gravitas to the role, Hanks is the anchor point for an incredibly stylistic and intense tale. Mendes’ direction is the icing on the cake, bringing the 1930s to vivid life with extraordinary cinematography by Conrad L. Hall. This is one of the most underrated crime films of the last decade, it’s absolutely worth a shot.