Lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) and his hardened employer Cousin Marv (James Gandolfini) run a bar that is used as a "drop" - a covert scheme that funnels cash to local gangsters. But when they find themselves caught in a robbery gone bad, and on the hook for a debt they can't repay, both men have to make the dangerous choice between loyalty and survival.
Tom Hardy reminded me of Brando in this role, his acting is sensational. He plays Bob a quiet, loneley barman who runs a bar with his cousin Marv. The bar is used as a drop to launder dirty money. Hard to say much more without giving spoilers. Good story with unseen outcome.
Hardy is a brilliant character actor, slow to answer people, you can see Bob thinking of apt replies, also his not staring at peoples faces but other things as he thinks reminded me so much of Brando. Phenomenal performance and a good film to boot.
Not your usual organised crime film
- The Drop review by PJ
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I wasn't expecting that much from this film. Tom Hardy plays a barman who stumbles upon an animal thrown into a bin after been badly beaten. It's cleverly written and acted. The story/screenplay is by the same writer as shutter island. This is a bit of a slow burner but doesn't go where you expect. Well worth a watch.