Saturday, 15 November 2014

THE DROP

Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost. —IMDB

Slow burning thriller with some excellent performances, particularly from Tom Hardy. The dialogue is very good and the story and characters are highly engaging. One of the best things about THE DROP is its fresh story that mostly avoided cliche. The subtle development of the central narrative builds an uneasy sense of dread - you just know this is not going to go well. THE DROP is from the same writer who brought us Mystic River and Gone, Baby Gone. Sadly, James Gandolfini, who also puts in an excellent performance, is no longer with us. Noomi Rapace is, perhaps, the weakest part of the movie who never really develops her character with much depth. Overall, this is an excellent movie.

****1/2

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