Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Drop (2014)

Director: Michaël R. Roskam. Cast: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts. 106 min. Rated R. Crime/Drama.

Written by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Shutter Island) in a story Ben Affleck might have directed in Boston or one Cronenberg might have made in the 2000s, a bar-owner and his cousin bartender are victims of a robbery in the bar - a "drop" site where the dirtiest money in Brooklyn is regularly delivered. Revelation after revelation after revelation make this one of the smartest heist/crime movies I've seen, to the point that I wouldn't mind watching a prequel to these characters' life stories. And how can you avoid seeing Tom Hardy paired up with Gandolfini in his last movie?

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