The Drop
The Drop (2014)

THE DROP is a new crime drama from MichaŽl R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of Bullhead. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), THE DROP follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy)… More

Directed By:
Rated: R
Running Time:
Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 20, 2015
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Buy & Rent

Buy SD $13.99 -
- -
Buy SD $13.99 -
- -
Buy SD $12.99 -
Buy HD $14.99 -

Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: There's no shortage of similarly themed crime dramas, but The Drop rises above the pack with a smartly written script and strong cast.

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

You have to sit through the slow parts to savor the cool parts. The movie's little surprise is that you didn't waste your time watching it; you were just being primed for an explosion of low volume and high impact.

Full review…
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

Not that it needed demonstrating, but Hardy once again shows what quiet force and phenomenal range he has. He's like a young Liam Neeson with Michael Fassbender chops.

Full review…
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

This is a decent drama. It's not ruined by overly convenient moments or unbelievable twists (as tends to be case with such films).

Full review…
Wesley Morris

This is a movie you stumble across when hunting for something to watch: goodish, with the right dreary atmosphere.

Full review…
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Lehane's climactic plot twist is all the more laudable because it springs directly from complexity of character; you realize the truth has been obscured not through a writer's trickery but through your own simple reading of the action.

Full review…
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray

The star of the show is Hardy, muted for much of the running time but centre stage when it counts. His stealth turn makes for a rewarding thriller.

Full review…
James Berardinelli

The Drop's unpredictability is organic rather than sensationalistic. The movie doesn't pull surprises out of thin air for the sole purpose of shocking an audience - it lets them develop naturally.

Full review…
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

It's a slow-cooking set-up for a startling climax. One, thanks to fine acting, that comes with powerful revelations.

Full review…
Stephen Carty
Flix Capacitor

A simmering crime drama that doubles as a melancholic character piece. And the award for the most adorable man-and-puppy double act goes to...

Full review…
More reviews for The Drop

Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Even if the characters are interesting (with the exception of a useless policeman that shouldn't even be there) and the slow-burning plot is engaging, the… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Bob: I just tend the bar. The Drop is a strange sort of film, as it is ostensibly a crime drama rooted in its characters, but not quite focused enough to… More
Jim Hunter
When a money drop is stolen, a bartender and his boss get unwanted attention from the local mob. My birthday movie this year is a slow burn. The plot takes a… More
Bradley Wright
The Drop is a straightforward crime drama, one that succeeds due to the strength of its cast. Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini give great performances, which… More
Markus Robinson
I suspect director Michael R. Roskam (Bullhead) wanted his film to be something along the lines of Martin Scorsese's "Mean Streets" or a smaller… More
Jeff Boam
An excellent short story hard-boiled into a exceptional feature length crime-drama, Tom Hardy's great and gritty latest definitely gets The Drop on award… More