Honduran teenager Sayra reunites with her father, an opportunity for her to potentially realize her dream of a life in the U.S. Moving to Mexico is the first step in a fateful journey of ... See full summary »
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A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim.
When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
1931. Mike Sullivan and Connor Rooney are two henchmen of elderly Chicago-based Irish-American mobster John Rooney, Connor's father. In many respects, John treats Mike more as his son, who he raised as his own after Mike was orphaned, than the volatile Connor, who nonetheless sees himself as the heir apparent to the family business. One evening, Mike's eldest son, twelve year old Michael Sullivan Jr., who has no idea what his father does for a living, witnesses Connor and his father gun down an associate and his men, the situation gone wrong initiated from an action by Connor. Caught witnessing the incident, Michael is sworn to secrecy about what he saw. Regardless, Connor, not wanting any loose ends, makes an attempt to kill Mike, his wife and their two sons. Mike and the surviving members of his family know that they need to go on the run as Connor, who has gone into hiding, will be protected through mob loyalty, especially by John, who cannot turn on his own flesh and blood. Still,... Written by
For the bank robbery sequences, Tyler Hoechlin had to learn to drive, something he was only too happy to do. Hoechlin mastered it all easily but, just to be on the safe side, a stunt driver was sitting in the back with his own set of driving controls. See more »
The bullet hole in the rear window of the Sullivan's car disappears and reappears. See more »
Michael Sullivan, Jr.:
There are many stories about Michael Sullivan. Some say he was a decent man. Some say there was no good in him at all. But I once spent 6 weeks on the road with him, in the winter of 1931. This is our story.
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This film is a very well acted film. I will say that the performances
are slightly weak at times; but for the most part, the acting is very
good. The only actor that blew me away with his performance was Jude
Law as Harlen Maguire. He was incredible! Tom Hanks seemed alittle
unsure at at a few points throughout the film but he too was
incredible. Paul Newman, good as always.
This is what made the movie a masterpiece (and I rarely use that word).
Conrad Hall is a true genius. If at any point in the movie you were to
pause it, you will see the delicately crafted work of this man. He sets
up every shot so that nothing is left out. When the camera is still,
there is a postcard like quality to the screen. When the camera is
moving, every shot is planned to understated perfection. But it doesn't
stop there. Conrads choice of colors and contrast between light and
dark settings is a work of art. The way he lights the set is some of
the most amazing lighting work I've seen. His work on this movie made
it what it is. This movie is at the top of the list for best
Cinematography with LOTR, Black Hawk Down, Hero, CTHD, Moulin Rouge,
People will say this movie is a 1930s gangster flick but, I believe
they missed the point of the movie. It is a love story about a hit-man
who fails in trying to protect his son from the life he chose. It is a
brilliantly crafted story that unfolds into a beautiful bond between
two people who have nothing but each other. The screen Writing is
worthy of an Oscar.
Thomas Newman conducts a sad but hopeful score to intensify this sad
but hopeful story. The music is some of the most beautiful and moving
scores I've herd.
Sam Mendes is a new director with a feel of an experienced director.
The symbols he uses and the performances he gets from his actors is a
rarity in todays film-making world. I will be on the lookout for the
next Sam Mendes Film.
10/10 one of the most moving and beautiful movies I've ever seen.
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