The Drop

The Drop

The Drop

The late James Gandolfini stars alongside Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace in this crime drama involving murder, a scam artist and a missing pit bull. Written by Dennis Lehane, the crime writer behind Mystic River and Shutter Island.

Bob Saginowski (Hardy) is trying to steer himself off the criminal path when he is sucked back in by a heist gone wrong. The blunder results in a killing and the loss of a much contested pitbull. Nadia (Rapace) becomes involved when she finds the wounded puppy outside her home. From Belgian director Michaël R. Roskam (Bullhead).

2014Rating: MA15+, Strong violence and coarse language106 minsUSA
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Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

The filmmakers had me at “Tom Hardy with a puppy”. If you need more convincing, read on. Following in the a tradition of gritty underbelly, anti-Godfather-glamour, street crime movies in the Mean Streets mould, The Drop is penned by Dennis (Gone Baby Gone) Lehane, directed by Belgian Michaël (Bullhead) Roskam, and features the late James Gandolfini in his final role, alongside Noomi Rapace, Tom Hardy, and the cutest pit bull puppy in Brooklyn.

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Variety

Variety

Tom Hardy gives another terrific performance as a Brooklyn bartender in writer Dennis Lehane's adaptation of his own short story.

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Time Out

Time Out

The Drop putters along in a dozy register, less a simmering pot than a cooling one.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A tough, tense, and entirely absorbing thriller.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

The entire film vibrates with understated tension, but almost never raises its voice above a hissed threat or a discomfited mutter.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Gives us one more chance to salute the formidable talent of a remarkable actor [James Gandolfini] who died in June 2013 at age 51.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The picture belongs to Tom Hardy, whose astonishingly sensitive performance even the great James Gandolfini steps gently around.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

The cute puppy almost steals the show but Hardy is ace and quite the watchable chameleon in his surprising switch from lovable dumb ox to cannier-than-we-thought.

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