"The Drop" stands for a bar in Brooklyn (New York) where the mob deposits illegal money for a short time. Gandolfini`s character runs the "Drop", which is owned by a fierce Chechen mobster (from the former Soviet republic). By trying to do some business of his own he brings himself into a mess. And there are more nasty complications (this is a spoiler free blog).
Tom Hardy, as "Gandolfini´s" employee, who gets sucked into the swirl of vortex, delivered a very solid performance. The Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts, who played a somewhat creepy guy with nebulous intentions, fits well into this picture.
If you like modern crime dramas, "The Drop" could be a film for you.