Directed by: Sam Mendes
Starring: Tyler Hoechlin, Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Daniel Craig, Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Liam Aiken, Ciaran Hinds
Synopsis: Six weeks in the life of Michael Sullivan and his father, a hit man for a small town branch of a Chicago mob.
The story is good and the acting is great but the cinematography is amazing.
The movie has relatively minimal dialogue, relying instead on facial expressions, settings, and atmosphere to convey all that isn't being said out loud. And it does that brilliantly.
I really liked it. Recommended.
It could easily have been shot in black & white and I would have enjoyed it just as much or possibly even more. One of my favourite aspects of this film is how the weather is used almost as a character and sets the tone throughout. The Depression is tangible. I look forward to the next Mendes film.
The only part of the movie I didn't like was Hanks' mustache. Small price to pay.Added 21 March 2004 at 7:24 PM