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)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    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.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    None.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

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

  • LANGUAGE:

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

  • THEMES:

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

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

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

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    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.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    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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