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Road to Perdition

, like director Sam Mendes' previous film American Beauty, seems doomed to be overrated. That's partly because of the movie's genuine quality, which is touted and inflated in a kind of artistic chest puffing. Every shot and detail feel meticulously planned, and you can't help but be impressed by Mendes' confident skill, which is really remarkable for a second-time film director. Yet, especially viewed in retrospect, R

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