History YMMV / RoadToPerdition

26th Jun '16 9:10:38 PM k410ren
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* NightmareFuel: Connor's murder of Annie and Peter. AdultFear at its finest.The music doesn't make things better, particularly when Connor enters the room. ''Murder in Four Parts.''

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* NightmareFuel: Connor's murder of Annie and Peter. AdultFear at its finest. The music doesn't make things better, particularly when Connor enters the room. ''Murder in Four Parts.''''
** Blow-by-blow account: Michael Sr. frantically tries to call home, but the phone is off the hook. The camera cuts to Annie drying Peter off after a bath, then again to the upstairs hall. The bathroom door opens, and a figure wearing a long coat and fedora enters, drawing a gun on mother and son. The camera moves back and forth between the pistol and the man's eyes as Annie screams, then outside as Michael Jr. arrives home and sees two flashes inside his house, along with two gunshots. Getting off his bike, Michael Jr. sprints to the door... just as the killer reaches it. Michael Jr. freezes to the spot as the killer removes his hat and straightens his hair. It's Connor. Without seeing Michael, he opens the door, takes a swig from a flask, and leaves.
27th May '16 4:38:44 AM erforce
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* AcceptableTargets - The film is packed with enough Irish stereotypes to leave ''TheDeparted'' in the dust.

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* AcceptableTargets - The film is packed with enough Irish stereotypes to leave ''TheDeparted'' ''Film/TheDeparted'' in the dust.



** John Rooney's role in the end serves as this. He knows already that his son has been embezzling from him for years and it's hinted that Michael was closer family to him than Connor ever could be. However, despite realizing that Connor's death is imminent, [[HonorBeforeReason he refuses to give him up]], instead imploring for Michael to leave with his own son while he can. When Michael eventually returns to kill Rooney (as well as his entire entourage), the old man can [[FaceDeathWithDignity only solemnly remark that he's glad that Michael would be the one to kill him]].

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** John Rooney's role in the end serves as this. He knows already that his son has been embezzling from him for years and it's hinted that Michael was closer family to him than Connor ever could be. However, despite realizing that Connor's death is imminent, [[HonorBeforeReason he refuses to give him up]], instead imploring for Michael to leave with his own son while he can. When Michael eventually returns to kill Rooney (as well as his entire entourage), the old man can [[FaceDeathWithDignity only solemnly remark that he's glad that Michael would be the one to kill him]].
17th Nov '15 9:11:59 PM ange1eye5
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* NightmareFuel: Connor's murder of Annie and Peter. AdultFear at its finest.The music doesn't make things better, particularly when Connor enters the room. ''Murder in Four Parts.''
5th Nov '15 7:58:17 AM ange1eye5
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* MoralEventHorizon: Connor crosses it when he murders Michael Sr.'s wife and younger son, mistaking him for his older brother, just because he thinks the boy will rat him out.
4th Aug '15 11:32:35 PM Manw0name
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* BrokenAesop - The movie makes no distinction between either murder and killing in self defense, or carrying weapons for protection and carrying weapons for criminal purposes. In essence, the movie boils down their message to to all killing and all guns are bad.
--> '''Michael Sullivan, Jr.''': I saw then that my father's only fear was that his son would follow the same road. And that was the last time I ever held a gun.
** Averted in the graphic novel, which eschews any kind of moral meaning in favor of a "just the facts, ma'am" approach to the story.
7th Sep '14 10:18:26 AM Layec
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* BrokenAesop - The movie makes no distinction between either murder and killing in self defense, or carrying weapons for protection and carrying weapons for criminal purposes. In essence, the movie boils down their message to to all killing and all guns are bad.
--> '''Michael Sullivan, Jr.''': I saw then that my father's only fear was that his son would follow the same road. And that was the last time I ever held a gun.
** Averted in the graphic novel, which eschews any kind of moral meaning in favor of a "just the facts, ma'am" approach to the story.
24th May '14 7:25:43 PM MrPink
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* BrokenAesop - The movie makes no distinction between either murder and killing in self defense, or carrying weapons for protection and carrying weapons for criminal purposes. In essence, the movie boils down their message to to all killing and all guns are bad.
--> '''Michael Sullivan, Jr.''': I saw then that my father's only fear was that his son would follow the same road. And that was the last time I ever held a gun.
** Averted in the graphic novel, which eschews any kind of moral meaning in favor of a "just the facts, ma'am" approach to the story.
24th Mar '14 8:58:32 AM haloinsider
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** John Rooney's role in the end serves as this. He knows already that his son has been embezzling from him for years and it's hinted that Michael was closer family to him than his son Connor ever could be. However, despite realizing that Connor's death is imminent, [[HonorBeforeReason he refuses to give him up]], instead imploring for Michael to leave with his own son while he can. When Michael eventually returns to kill Rooney (as well as his entire entourage), the old man can [[FaceDeathWithDignity only solemnly remark that he's glad that Michael would be the one to kill him]].

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** John Rooney's role in the end serves as this. He knows already that his son has been embezzling from him for years and it's hinted that Michael was closer family to him than his son Connor ever could be. However, despite realizing that Connor's death is imminent, [[HonorBeforeReason he refuses to give him up]], instead imploring for Michael to leave with his own son while he can. When Michael eventually returns to kill Rooney (as well as his entire entourage), the old man can [[FaceDeathWithDignity only solemnly remark that he's glad that Michael would be the one to kill him]].
24th Mar '14 8:58:21 AM haloinsider
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** John Rooney's role in the end serves as this. He knows already that his son has been embezzling from him for years and it's hinted that Michael was closer family to him than Connor ever could be. However, despite realizing that Connor's death is imminent, [[HonorBeforeReason he refuses to give his son up]], instead imploring for Michael to leave while they can. When Michael eventually returns to kill Rooney (as well as his entire entourage), the old man can [[FaceDeathWithDignity only solemnly remark that he's glad that Michael would be the one to kill him]].

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** John Rooney's role in the end serves as this. He knows already that his son has been embezzling from him for years and it's hinted that Michael was closer family to him than his son Connor ever could be. However, despite realizing that Connor's death is imminent, [[HonorBeforeReason he refuses to give his son him up]], instead imploring for Michael to leave with his own son while they he can. When Michael eventually returns to kill Rooney (as well as his entire entourage), the old man can [[FaceDeathWithDignity only solemnly remark that he's glad that Michael would be the one to kill him]].
24th Mar '14 8:57:20 AM haloinsider
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** John Rooney's role in the end serves as this. It's hinted that Michael was closer family to him than Connor ever could be, and he knows already that his son has been embezzling from him for years. However, despite knowing that Connor's death is imminent, [[HonorBeforeReason he refuses to give his son up]], instead imploring for Michael to leave while they can. When Michael eventually returns to kill Rooney (as well as his entire entourage), the old man can [[FaceDeathWithDignity only solemnly remark that he's glad that Michael would be the one to kill him]].

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** John Rooney's role in the end serves as this. It's He knows already that his son has been embezzling from him for years and it's hinted that Michael was closer family to him than Connor ever could be, and he knows already that his son has been embezzling from him for years. be. However, despite knowing realizing that Connor's death is imminent, [[HonorBeforeReason he refuses to give his son up]], instead imploring for Michael to leave while they can. When Michael eventually returns to kill Rooney (as well as his entire entourage), the old man can [[FaceDeathWithDignity only solemnly remark that he's glad that Michael would be the one to kill him]].
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