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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) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters - "money drops" in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past. Also featuring Noomi Rapace,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is a movie you stumble across when hunting for something to watch: goodish, with the right dreary atmosphere."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"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."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Superb Acting and Drama"
‑ Diana Saenger,
"The Drop is the kind of movie audiences slowly discover rather than flock to. It's not special enough to demand attention, but it's certainly solid enough to warrant consideration."
‑ Jeff Meyers, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"Tom Hardy continues to stretch and James Gandolfini's last movie is deadly intense."
‑ Gary Wolcott, Tri-City Herald
"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."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"It's a slow-cooking set-up for a startling climax. One, thanks to fine acting, that comes with powerful revelations."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"If you follow your instincts and bolt at the start of this sturdy and bleak noir, you'll miss Tom Hardy creating a thing of beauty yet again."
‑ Chris Barsanti, PopMatters
"Top-quality genre filmmaking."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"The drama of this mean-streets tale is told on the deceptively gentle face of Tom Hardy. Don't let him out of your sight. (Not that you'll be able to.)"
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"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."
‑ Mark Feeney, Boston Globe
"I found this dark odyssey through an amoral dream Brooklyn curiously invigorating; it's a masterful construction that held me rapt from first shot to last, that builds intense electrical energy and then releases it."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir,
"The uneasy sense of never being quite sure what to think about anyone or anything played to perfection."
‑ Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
"The setting's gloom seeps into the whole movie, making it feel longer and draggier than it is."
‑ Margot Harrison, Seven Days
"Despite its conclusion, The Drop is a stirring drama and another reason to keep an eye on Roskam's exciting career."
‑ Jack Giroux, Film School Rejects
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