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The Drop review

18 November 2014 6:37 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

A crime thriller starring Tom Hardy and a scene-stealing puppy. What more could you want?

It's not without reason that The Drop has so quickly become known as “that movie with Tom Hardy and the puppy.” Based on screenwriter Dennis Lehane's own short story Animal Rescue, the blue collar crime drama aspect of the film is somewhat overshadowed by the metaphors and sweetness of the dog adoption sub-plot.

Overall though, it's still about Hardy as Bob Saginowski, a nice guy in a rough neighbourhood, who tends a friendly local bar owned by his elder cousin Marv (James Gandolfini). But after hours, Cousin Marv's Bar is a drop bar, one of a number of Brooklyn bars that serves as a place of safekeeping for the Chechen mob's ill-gotten funds.

When a pair of young chancers hold up Bob and Marv at closing time one night and only make off with the contents of the till, »

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Second Opinion – The Drop (2014)

18 November 2014 2:38 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Drop, 2014.

Directed by Michaël R. Roskam

Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, Elizabeth Rodriguez, James Frecheville and John Ortiz.

Synopsis:

Bob Saginowski finds himself at the centre of a robbery gone awry. As the investigation deepens, horrors and enemies from the past come to the surface.

The Drop opens with a voiceover from Bob Saginowski (Hardy) and his musings on Brooklyn. He describes it as the place “where all the things happen that you’re not allowed to see” and this sets the tone for the entire film.

Adapted from his short story Animal Rescue, novelist Dennis Lehane wrote the screenplay for The Drop and left his beloved Boston behind. The film follows quiet Bob Saginowski played expertly by Tom Hardy and the events that follow a robbery at his Cousin Marv’s bar. This is no ordinary bar; it is what’s known as a Drop bar, »

- Helen Murdoch

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Movie Review – The Drop (2014)

15 November 2014 8:21 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Drop, 2014.

Directed by Michaël R. Roskam.

Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, Elizabeth Rodriguez, James Frecheville and John Ortiz.

Synopsis:

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.

There’s a scene in The Drop where James Gandolfini’s character, known in his neighbourhood as Cousin Marv, tells his friend and natural successor Bob (Tom Hardy) that he used to be someone who demanded respect. A man for whom people would sit up straight when he walked into a room and a man who had his own stool in the bar he once owned. Now sat in his small home in The Bronx wearing a faded sweatshirt he resents the way in which his neighbourhood had changed. »

- Gary Collinson

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Leeds International Film Festival 2014 Review – The Drop (2014)

13 November 2014 3:51 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Drop, 2014.

Directed by Michaël R. Roskam.

Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, Elizabeth Rodriguez, James Frecheville and John Ortiz.

Synopsis:

Bob Saginowski just tends bar, keeping himself to himself as gangsters use his bar as ‘The Drop’ to funnel cash between gangs in the course of a night. But when the bar is robbed, he gets caught between good guys, gangsters and a pitbull named Rocco.

The Drop, the screenwriting debut of crime novelist Dennis Lehane (Gone Baby Gone, Mystic River), might not reach the heights of either of those films, but it’s an entertaining, slow burning crime drama, with a great central performance by Tom Hardy.

Set in the bowels of Brooklyn, where there seems to be more bars than stools for folk to sit on, it’s a low key drama, where every character is hiding something shady about their past. But it’s Tom Hardy’s character, »

- Gary Collinson

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The Drop cast and crew talk about the late James Gandolfini

10 November 2014 3:06 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Released in cinemas this Friday here in the UK, The Drop stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace. In this special video from 20th Century Fox, the cast and crew of The Drop talk about working with the late James Gandolfini, who also stars in the movie.

Check out the video below:

The Drop is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of Bullhead.  Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funnelling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars.  Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the centre of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighbourhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all »

- Luke Owen

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New clip from The Drop featuring Noomi Rapace and Matthias Schoenaerts

6 November 2014 3:27 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its UK release next week a new clip has arrived for The Drop which features Noomi Rapace and Matthias Schoenaerts. Check it out below…

The Drop is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of Bullhead. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funnelling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the centre of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighbourhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.

The Drop also stars Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), Elizabeth Rodriguez (Orange Is the New Black »

- Gary Collinson

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Check out this new clip from The Drop starring Tom Hardy

21 October 2014 5:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having played very well to the audience at the London Film Festival, The Drop is set to open in the UK on November 14th and we have a new clip from the film. The Drop is directed by Belgian filmmaker Michaël R. Roskam (Bullhead) and screenwriter Dennis Lehane (author of Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone), which stars Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) alongside the late James Gandolfini (The Sopranos) in his final screen role.

Check out the clip below and let Bob Saginowski (Hardy) explain how the the drop system works in Brooklyn.

The Drop is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of Bullhead.  Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funnelling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. »

- Luke Owen

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The Drop review - BFI London Film Festival 2014

15 October 2014 4:13 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Michaël R. Roskam; Screenwriter: Dennis Lehane; Starring: Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace; Running time: 106 mins; Certificate: 15

The Drop sees our hopes plummet to the ground with a resounding thud, squandering the brilliant Tom Hardy and much-missed James Gandolfini with a poorly contrived tale that's often alienating to watch.

Hardy plays melancholic bartender Bob Saginowski in this crime drama set in Brooklyn. We know the film really wants us to like him because he helps an old lady right at the start, goes to church to worship in the next scene, followed by rescuing a beaten puppy from a rubbish bin shortly after. Conversely, such exposed plot mechanics do little to make Bob endearing.

Before long, Bob's entangled in a friendship with Nadia (Noomi Rapace), who helped him look after the dog – but has to contend with a robbery at Marv's (Gandolfini) bar, which serves as a drop-off point for criminals to launder money. »

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Casting Net: Guy Pearce, Dominic West join 'Genius;' more

26 September 2014 3:32 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Guy Pearce and Dominic West have signed on for Genius, joining Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Laura Linney. Michael Grandage is directing the film, marking his feature debut. John Logan adapted A. Scott Berg’s book for the screen. Pearce will play F. Scott Fitzgerald, while West will portray Ernest Hemingway. The film will relay the true, complicated relationship between novelist Thomas Wolfe (Law) and his editor,  Max Perkins (Firth). Kidman will play Aline Bernstein, with Linney as Louise Perkins. Genius comes as the third collaboration between Grandage, producing partner James Bierman, and John Logan. Filming kicks off »

- C. Molly Smith

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Michael Mann's Blackhat Trailer Arrives Online

25 September 2014 10:35 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Michael Mann made a surprise – nay, shocking – appearance at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con alongside star Chris Hemsworth to show off footage from his new digi-thriller, Blackhat. Now we all have the chance to get a taste of the movie, with the first trailer arriving via Apple.Hemsworth stars as Nicholas Hathaway, a furloughed hacker convict recruited by a mixed team of American and Chinese law enforcement officials as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.Though the network initially seems to be intent on damaging financial institutions, Hemsworth and co quickly discover that the stakes are much, much higher than that. It’s all shot in Mann’s trademark style and promises lots of Mr. Thor running around being an action hero. And as if that weren't enough, it features the likes of Viola Davis, John Ortiz, Holt McCallany, »

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The New 'Blackhat' Trailer Features Chris Hemsworth, Hot Computer Nerd (Video)

25 September 2014 7:07 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Chris Hemsworth might be the most handsome man in the world. We saw him recently and he quite literally towers over mere mortals. There's a reason he was cast as the Asgardian savior Thor; he really is a demigod. So it is kind of refreshing to see him in the trailer for Michael Mann's upcoming crime epic "Blackhat" (does Michael Mann make anything but crime epics?), where he gets to kick ass with a bunch of choice keystrokes instead of a mythological hammer.

This is the same trailer we saw at the Legendary panel at Comic Con (and it dazzled there too), and lays out the basic plot for "Blackhat," which concerns a very dangerous hacker (Hemsworth) who gets released from prison in order to help Chinese and American forces stop an even-more-dangerous hacker from turning things upside down. It costars Viola Davis, Manny Montana, William Mapother and John Ortiz »

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Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace Talk The Drop, Why They Wanted to Play These Characters, How They Like to Prepare for Roles, and More

15 September 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is director Michaël R. Roskam’s (Bullhead) The Drop.  In the film Tom Hardy plays Bob, a former criminal and current bartender working at a bar that serves as a money “drop” for local gangsters.  The story kicks into gear when Hardy’s character rescues a pit bull puppy only to become the target of the dog’s abusive and mentally unstable former owner.  At the same time, Bob and his cousin/employer Marv (played by James Gandolfini) find themselves in the crosshairs of an investigation and the criminal underworld.  Mystic River and Shutter Island author Dennis Lehane penned the screenplay.  The impressive cast also includes Noomi RapaceMatthias SchoenaertsJohn OrtizAnn Dowd, and James Frecheville. Last week at the Toronto International Film Festival, I landed an exclusive video interview withTom Hardy and Noomi Rapace.  They talked about why they wanted to play these characters, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Film Review: Animal Psychology Charges Rugged Thug Tale ‘The Drop’

12 September 2014 9:17 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – For a film adapted from “Mystic River” and “Gone Baby Gone” author Dennis Lehane, there are no children in danger in “The Drop,” but there is a pit bull puppy named Rocco. The dog’s involvement in the story, an animal who gets as many closeups this side of a Charles Martin Smith film, invites the uncharacteristically blunt metaphor of how creatures fight for power, or even just the impression of power.

Dogs bark; thugs try to stand tall.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

The Drop” tells of a neighborhood watering hole in Brooklyn owned by a guy nicknamed Cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), while his low-key cousin Bob (Tom Hardy) meekly tends the bar. Their lives are a microcosm of American small business in a 1% society, with Marv’s bar now owned by a Chechen gang. They use his place primarily as a “drop” to house their ever-exchanging bookkeep money. Even the church »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Director Michaël R. Roskam Talks The Drop, Casting James Gandolfini and Tom Hardy, Deleted Scenes, Future Projects, and More at Tiff 2014

9 September 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Opening this weekend is director Michaël R. Roskam's (Bullhead) The Drop.  In the film Tom Hardy plays Bob, a former criminal and current bartender working at a bar that serves as a money “drop” for local gangsters.  James Gandolfini plays his cousin/employer.  The story kicks into gear when Hardy’s character rescues a pit bull puppy only to become the target of the dog’s abusive and mentally unstable former owner.  At the same time, Hardy and Gandolfini find themselves in the crosshairs of an investigation and the criminal underworld.  Mystic River and Shutter Island author Dennis Lehane penned the screenplay.  The impressive cast also includes Noomi RapaceMatthias SchoenaertsJohn OrtizAnn Dowd, and James Frecheville. A few days ago at the Toronto International Film Festival I landed an exclusive video interview with Michaël Roskam.  He talked about being at Tiff, his first cut of the film, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Chris Hemsworth Can Do Anything In New Images From Black Hat And Heart Of The Sea

8 September 2014 2:47 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Not content with being a race-car driver, an action-fantasy hero, and a god, Chris Hemsworth continues to flex his acting muscles (and a few other muscles too) in several films that will have their premiere at the start of next year. With the appearance of several new images of Hemsworth in his latest roles, we can once again say, without a doubt, that this is one attractive man.

Going beyond the mundanities of our leading man’s appearance, first up is Michael Mann’s Black Hat. This film represents the first piece of work from the director since Public Enemies in 2009. Hemsworth is a “blackhat hacker” who has served part of his prison sentence and is offered a chance at freedom by helping to hunt down a cybercrime network, working with Chinese and American partners as they go globe-trotting on the trail of the villains. The cast of Black Hat also includes Viola Davis, »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Tiff: Tom Hardy on acting with James Gandolfini: 'I just wanted to please him'

8 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

For someone with his immense range and talent, Tom Hardy has been a “one to watch” far too long. Years before he went toe-to-toe with Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises, he made his debut in HBO’s Band of Brothers in 2001, quickly graduated to Star Trek villain in 2002, and won the BAFTA Rising Star Award for Inception in 2011. Earlier this year, he carried an entire film, Locke, in which he just drove a car and talked on the phone.

Next year, all of that oozing charisma and alluring sense of danger that practically vibrates through his characters will »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Toronto Spotlight: ‘The Drop’ Scribe Dennis Lehane On Using Small Time Crime To Trigger Big Time Characters

6 September 2014 4:03 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Dennis Lehane has had a more charmed run that most authors, watching his superb novels Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island get turned into fine movies. Now he’s adapted one of his short stories into the Fox Searchlight drama The Drop, with Bullhead helmer Michael R. Roskam launching the film at Toronto last night and a cast led by Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace, Bullhead‘s Matthias Schoenarts and John Ortiz. Here, Lehane discusses what it’s like to have his dialogue made better by great actors, and what Hollywood owes authors in turning their books into films.

Deadline: You have this gift for creating memorably desperate tough guy characters on the fringes of the criminal world. Where did the inspiration for Animal Rescue come from?

Lehane: It started just with an image. A guy walking in the snow, down a street, and he hears a noise. »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Toronto Film Review: ‘The Drop’

5 September 2014 9:31 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

. Like an adorable puppy that turns out to boast an extremely sharp set of teeth, Hardy’s skillfully restrained performance as a mild-mannered Brooklyn bartender who finds himself an unwitting pawn in all manner of crooked schemes isn’t just the film’s strongest element; it’s the reason this serviceably constructed thriller remains as absorbing as it does, despite a succession of ham-fisted plot turns and goombah stereotypes. Dennis Lehane’s first adaptation of his own work feels minor compared with “Mystic River,” “Gone Baby Gone” and “Shutter Island,” but it’s not without its low-key pleasures, including a sturdy final screen performance from the late James Gandolfini. Fox Searchlight should expect some decent dough from this Sept. 12 release.

Fans of Lehane’s pungent Boston crime fiction may be a bit surprised that the scribe has relocated his Dorchester-set short story “Animal Rescue” (the film’s original title) to »

- Justin Chang

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The Drop | 2014 Tiff Review

5 September 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Dog Day Afternoon: Roskam Sets Romance Amidst Insider Heist

Coming off the white hot success of his hard hitting, Oscar nominated debut, Bullhead, Michaël Roskam signed on to helm a Hollywood backed crime film adapted by famed writer Dennis Lehane from the author’s own short story, Animal Rescue – an obvious next step that bears all the teetering weight that comes with the swagger of star power and the shimmer of golden statues. Though The Drop fails to live up to its sky high expectations, it’s no doubt a respectable attempt at roping cheap canine melodrama within a tightly wound yarn of underground corruption and long buried familiar dirty laundry.

Speaking of laundry, the criminal epicenter of Roskam’s tale stands as a seedy bar in Brooklyn where locals come to celebrate or drown their sorrows and the pub’s rough Chechen owners come to launder their dirty money. »

- Jordan M. Smith

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Win Passes to An Advance Screening of The Drop

4 September 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Enter here for your chance to win passes to an advance screening of The Drop, starring Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini.

For your chance to receive two (2) complimentary passes to see The Drop at the Birmingham 8 Theater in Birmingham, Michigan on Wednesday, September 10th at 7:00Pm, just look for the “Enter the Contest” box further down on this page. But hurry, because there are a limited number of passes available and when they’re gone, they’re gone!

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The Drop: A new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of Bullhead. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Shutter Island, Gone Baby Gone), The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini »

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