Reviews: The Drop (2014)

dropReviews for this film from our members:

  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: La montagna di buone intenzioni però partorisce il più classico dei topolini: The Drop. In italiano incongruamente rititolato con l’evangelico Chi è senza colpa.
  • Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: Director Michaël R. Roskam (‘Bullhead’) burrows into the neighborhood nexus of crime and the church with a familiarity that recalls Scorsese’s ‘Mean Streets,’ as does the picture’s ear for the music of scrappy, half-heard bar conversations. Roskam’s instincts occasionally fail him — I’m not sure what the hell accent Rapace is doing — but his direction (assisted, in no small part, by Marco Beltrami’s hypnotic score) conveys a sense of unnerving, slowly accumulating dread.
  • William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline
    • Excerpt: Michael R. Roskam’s follow-up to the Oscar-nominated Belgian crime drama Bullhead is a double threat: not only is it a sharp, intelligent, and beautifully acted tale of complex, shady morality, but it also includes multiple scenes of the impossibly studly Tom Hardy playing with a cute widdle puppy. I guess Hollywood really has been reading my letters.
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: It’s a slow burn crime thriller that doesn’t overstay its welcome and offers the audience a lot to think about without being too heavy-handed.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: …it’s Hardy’s incredibly moving performance that lingers most of all.
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: Not quite a new tale, it’s THE DROP’s strong and subtle performances that elevate it above the average crime story rehash.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: What’s fascinating and ultimately frustrating about these characters is how they find ways to talk about anything but what they know to be the truth.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
    • Excerpt: ‘The Drop’ – This Amazing Movie Is Not Your Father’s Crime Drama
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Suspensefully grittym neo-noir character study, revealing the sleazy underbelly of urban crime drama.
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  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: Dripping with suspense…
  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: Move over, Uggie! Rocco’s now the top dog.
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: The Drop‘s most defining characteristic is tension. It’s constant. When Roskam thinks we are maybe getting too comfortable, he throws another curveball.
  • Jonathan Richards @
    • Excerpt: The dominant performance in this darkly funny, slyly creepy tale comes from Tom Hardy, the British actor who made a stunning impression as the sole occupant of the screen in this year’s alone-in-a-car drama, Locke.
  • Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: May be remembered primarily as the last film featuring the late James Gandolfini, but it possesses a good many virtues beyond his stellar performance.
  • David Upton @ So So Gay
    • Excerpt: Each drop is a moment fraught with danger; it takes a sleight of hand, an unspoken code, a combination of trust and threat. The Drop works on a similar level; Dennis Lahane’s script leaves the viewer stranded in a mire of teased narratives and vague allegiances.
  • Sarah Ward @ artsHub
  • Andrew Wyatt @ St. Louis Magazine
    • Excerpt: At the film’s center is the magnetic Hardy, who portrays Bob as a deferential Working Joe boxed in by untenable, remorseless circumstances.

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