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: September 12, 2014
DVD 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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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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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

The drop is an enjoyable and satisfying underworld thriller.

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Jim Slotek
Toronto Sun

It's a classic case of a little becoming a lot onscreen on the basis of a single impressive performance.

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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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Lisa Rosman

Happily, The Drop packs an emotional wallop.

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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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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon

A puppy upstages James Gandolfini in his final film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Walker
The Drop is one of those films that almost sneaks by an audience but strangely there's still something that catches the eye. That something may be because… 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
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