The Drop Thursday, 09 July 2020

The Drop

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Glory days.

  • Starring:

    Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Michael Aronov

  • Directed by:

    Michaël R. Roskam

  • Running time:

    106 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    People are shot, bound, tortured (implied), hit by car. Abused puppy found in bin. Armed robbery. Dead kid, plane crash, self-harm, torched car, stabbing/shooting someone, carjacking, execution mentioned. Blood/gore: Abused, bloody puppy. Bloody hands/face/neck/clothing/objects, pooling/dripping blood, blood splatter. Severed limb, split head, object through skin. Scars. Victim on stretcher.




    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, shots). Bar setting. Smoking. Being high, selling weed, loan sharks, gambling, cards mentioned.


    F-words, s-words, a-words. Slang for genitals. Name-calling. Derogatory term for disabled people. Religious references and exclamations.


    Bartending, cousins, inside jobs, animal abuse, animal adoption, relationships, gang crime, money laundering, pit bull terriers, dog-handling.


    Church, bar settings. 'Unplugging' dying parent mentioned. Dogs, dog poo, fireworks. Fur worn, frozen meat seen.


    Assured, simmering, bracing, tense, terrific, absorbing, engrossing, formidable, bona fide, memorable, taut, concise, compact. Escalating sense of dread, mordant humour, richly textured, beautifully acted, flawless Brooklyn accent from Tom Hardy, many small/near-perfect moments, terrific cast, brilliant performances, punchy dialogue, cute puppy.


    Uninspired, caricatured, convoluted, familiar, sluggish. Sometimes slow, Nadia's character is underwritten, dog seems to grow then shrink in size, little chemistry between Rapace and Hardy, unnecessary narration.

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