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

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 20, 2015
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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.

David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

As a vehicle for those two actors, The Drop is gangbusters.

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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.

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Antonia Quirke
Financial Times

The film is just three degrees off being brilliant yet is always creepingly moving, and I loved its lived-in squalor.

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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.

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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.

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David Blaustein
ABC News Radio

Dark and moody, clever and artful with a twist on clichť, "The Drop" is a surprising and tantalizing fall crime drama sprinkled with indelible moments provided by the consistently extraordinary Tom Hardy.

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Wesley Morris

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

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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.

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Dana Barbuto
The Patriot Ledger

It's a slow and steady mystery with a couple scenes sure to make your jaw drop.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Everett Johnson
I knew very little of this movie when I saw a small tv advertisement for the dvd. I thought man, James Gandolfini and Tom Hardy, this HAS to be good. So, I… 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
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
Walter M.
In "The Drop," Bob(Tom Hardy) works in a bar run by his cousin Marv(James Gandolfini). One day, they are robbed. That would not be a big deal if the… More