Sunday, 16 November 2014

The Drop

A barman and the bar owner are confronted with crime elements who use the bar as a collection centre for the money proceeds of their activity.

'The Drop' is an unusual crime thriller in that it is mostly talk and very little actual crime; at least very little that is depicted visually. Based on a short story, which probably partly explains the general lack of specific action, this is nonetheless a surprisingly tense film. Not until near the end do you feel that you have the full picture of the plot and all the while you have an uneasy sense that something terrible is about to occur.

Tom Hardy is excellent as the intriguing barman and James Gandolfini is typically solid in this, his final, film role.

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