This is quite emotionally moving & one of the better crime movies. Again Mr. Hardy delivers an outstanding performance & he is the main reason why things work out so well. On the other hand Mr. Gandolfini is just doing another Soprano; Mrs. Rapace & Mr. Schoenaerts are not convincing and also the rest of the supporting cast is weak. Bob couldn't do it all alone.
Polar sombre & existentiel, où 4 personnages rencontrent leur destin, autour d'un bar appartenant à la mafia tchétchène à New-York. Oeuvre maîtrisée du le belge ROSKAM, dont le 1r film BULLHEAD avait fait sensation.== Dark & existential, where 4 characters meet their destiny around a bar belonging to the Chechen mafia in New York. Mastered work of the Belgian ROSKAM, who made the sensation with his 1st film BULLHEAD.
"There are some sins you commit that you cant come back from no matter how hard you try... Its like the devil is waiting for your body to quit. Because he knows that he already owns your soul. And then, I think, maybe, you know, there is no devil. You die, and God, He says: Nah, you cant come in. You have to leave now. You have to leave and go away and you have to be alone. You have to be alone forever."
Featuring three (now two, R.I.P. James Gandolfini) of the best 3.0 "Strong Silent Type" antiheroes types: Hardy, Schoenaerts & Gandolfini (Affleck was shooting "Gone Girl"). Guys that can have entire conversations with their backs turned to us, communicating solely with their movement (hands, gestures, mannerisms), gazes and ultimately with their torn/hurt silence(s). Men's men. Tom Hardy: the World's wettest dream ▽
Nice modern noir with tough guy, femme fatale, wet street, dark place, sneaky cop and underworld evils. Tom Hardy must have watched some of 30s Gary Cooper to master the murmurs. By the way, the Japanese title of this is "Crime Heat". Piss poor. They never get the point. Crime is not heated. Ignorant rendering is everywhere in this country.
The Drop zeigt Tom Hardy genauso, wie ich ihn am liebsten sehe - und zwar in jeder Szene! The Drop ist ein solider Mafia Thriller geworden nach der Kurzgeschichte von Dennis Lehane. Regie führte der Belgier Michael R. Roskam mit seinem Hollywood Debüt... die ganze Rezension und dazu passende Mafia Thriller gibts auf cinegeek.de
In Roskam's first film, Bullhead, the story expertly adds more-and-more dimension to its despicable character, who may do wrong, but is tragic, as well. In, The Drop, the story makes us love a character before it changes our understanding of him in an ending twist, yet oddly still wants us to love him unconditionally in an awkward happy ending. Therefore, the mundane rest of the film feels even more clumsy.