Now that the Summer season is over we’ll begin our Fall season of movies with our review of ‘The Drop’ which was directed by Michael R. Roskam, starring Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini.
Released this past Friday, ‘The Drop’ is described as follows:
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.
Hardy portrays the character of Bob Saginowski and its hard to find a better leading man than Tom Hardy these days, he’s just so good and his performance carries the whole movie. With that being said the movie itself was really good, although it did have some issues. Overall it was a very unique film and reminded me that you don’t have to see a huge blockbuster film to enjoy yourself at the movie theaters.
I’m surprised ‘The Drop’ isn’t labeled as a thriller or mystery film because that is exactly what it felt like to me, which is a very good thing. I found myself on “the edge of my seat” during the whole film as the plot unraveled. As a viewer you have no idea what the final outcome is going to be and every scene escalates the story further to get to that final moment. I personally love this type of plot because it keeps me in the movie and the determining factor is the ending which can either make or break the entire film. And this ending delivered a very solid wrap up to the movie as a whole.
Now most of you know this was James Galdolfini’s last role that he shot before he passed away. He gave a very solid performance and was in the movie more than I thought he was going to be. His character is very important to the overall plot of the movie and him and Hardy’s relationship is the basis of the film.
I believe ‘The Drop’ is a very good movie, maybe not great, but really good. If you like crime-dramas than this movie is ideal for you and it has certain elements that everybody can enjoy such as a cute puppy (which is actually a big part of the movie) and a very interesting love interest for Hardy’s character played by Noomi Rapace.
The best part of the film is hands-down Tom Hardy’s performance with the worst part of the movie being some of the dialogue being a little shaky. There are a few other negatives such as a very slow build up in the beginning but I believe it was necessary for the outcome of the movie. Overall I give ‘The Drop’ an 8.5 out of 10.
Will you guys being seeing ‘The Drop’? If you have let us know what you thought about it. I know I will see it at least one more time in theaters due to how much I enjoyed it. Hopefully you all will too. ‘The Drop’ is currently in theaters so go check it out! And as always express your thoughts in the comment section.
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