Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Movies: The Drop

(Drivebycuriosity) - The death of James Gandolfini was one of the greatest losses of the year 2014. His final movie "The Drop", which is now running in US cinema theaters, shows again while this fine actor was one of Hollywood`s greatest assets and why he will be loved and missed by so many (imdb).

"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.

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