Road to Perdition DVD


February 27, 2003, 12:06 AM
Has anyone seen Road to Perdition? The DVD just came out and I was considering buying it. I have not seen the movie yet, but am always looking for movies with good gun scenes.

How is Road to Perdition as far as guns and action go?

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February 27, 2003, 12:14 AM
One word: Tommyguns :)

Its a good movie. Gun action was decent from what I remembered. You want good action scenes. Check out Heat and Ronin.

February 27, 2003, 12:17 AM
Yeah, I have Heat, Ronin, Way of the Gun, Untouchables, Replacemet Killers, and several other quality gun movies......

I just wasn't sure how Road to Perdition was since I have never seen it....

February 27, 2003, 02:10 AM
Just saw this tonight. Oh man how I liked that thompson and the case he had. Slick!

What a combo - 1911 and a thompson.

February 27, 2003, 08:51 AM
At least he isn't flying through the air and shooting ticks off of a dog's back. He stands and mows 'em down! Good story, I liked the movie quite a bit. But from a pure action/gunfighting, it's a side thing. If you like Tommyguns at all, another bonus!

February 27, 2003, 11:34 AM
I saw it Sunday night on DVD- good movie, excellent photography, good acting, great guns- however I thought the ending had an anti gun message (don't want to give it away for those who haven't seen it).

February 27, 2003, 12:10 PM
who would like to buy a Savage .32 auto like the bad guy uses, let me know.

$150.00 + private party transfer fee

Where ELSE can you get a 10 shot .32 that is so POWERFUL that it rips right THROUGH a guy and splatters GALLONS of his blood on a window on the other side?

Mike Irwin
February 27, 2003, 01:02 PM
You've GOT to get L.A. Confidential if you like movies with guns.

February 27, 2003, 01:18 PM
they were using snub nose .38 specials and actually KILLING guys with em.


February 27, 2003, 01:49 PM
This is a fine movie overall, but there are some of really silly gun scenes.

One that comes to mind is at the end when Tom Hanks is being viewed from outside a picture window and gets shot from behind. The bullets exit his chest and even splatter the window with blood... but don't hit or break the window?

In another scene, a bad guy shoots at Hanks from about six feet with a shotgun and misses him about five times. I mean one shot is about about five feet to the right of Hanks! Then, Hanks departs, runs downstairs, crosses the street and jumps on a speeding car. Whereupon the same bad guy who couldn't hit him from six feet away with a shotgun, leans out the window and at fifty yards plugs him with a handgun.

There are other scenes that are equally silly. It's a good movie, just typical Hollywood when the guns get drawn.


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