The Drop [Blu-ray] [2014]

  • SKU: 1535021
  • Release Date: 01/20/2015
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (331 out of 346)

    Special Features


    • Audio commentary by director Michaël R. Roskam and writer Dennis Lehane
    • Deleted scenes
    • Making of The Drop
    • Making Brooklyn your own
    • Keeping it real
    • Character profile: James Gandolfini
    • Rocco the dog

    Synopsis


    The Drop
    Michael R. Roskam's crime drama The Drop, adapted from a short story by Dennis Lehane who also penned the film's screenplay, stars Tom Hardy as Bob Saginowski, a bartender at a Brooklyn drinking establishment run by his cousin Marv (James Gandolfini). On his way home one night, Bob rescues an injured puppy that's been put in the garbage of a woman (Noomi Rapace), and adopts the dog and begins dating the woman. Meanwhile, the bar is robbed, causing Bob and Marv possibly lethal grief with the bar's Chechin owners. As Bob tries to put everything straight, his new girl's psychotic former boyfriend comes on the scene. The Drop screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Tom Hardy
      Tom Hardy - Bob Saginowski
    • Noomi Rapace
      Noomi Rapace - Nadia
    • James Gandolfini
      James Gandolfini - Cousin Marv
    • Matthias Schoenaerts
      Matthias Schoenaerts - Eric
    • John Ortiz
      John Ortiz - Detective Torres



    Customer rating

    4.4
    96%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Not to Bad...

      Posted
      Stylez
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      The kind of solid, honest-feeling mean-streets movie you might think they only make in Boston these days, Michael R. Roskam's The Drop was, in fact, set there before filmmakers decided to shake things up by moving it to Brooklyn. The anthology Boston Noir is the source of Dennis Lehane's short story "Animal Rescue," in which a tender-hearted man with a past gets into trouble after finding a pit-bull puppy in a garbage can. The move smacks of some kind of calculation, and requires the filmmakers to amalgamate the borough's remaining condo-free corners into a fantasy of the working-class place it used to be, but that's beside the point: The city isn't the star of the film, neither is Lehane's excellent dialogue, nor is Roskam, here making a sure-footed jump to America after his Belgian debut Bullhead: The picture belongs to Tom Hardy, whose astonishingly sensitive performance even the great James Gandolfini steps gently around. As he helped do in Warrior, Hardy takes an already fine genre film and adds ballast, making you forget how many times you've heard the tale. The picture should play equally well at multiplexes and with critics, paving the way for Roskam to make more personal movies on these shores. Hardy is Bob, bartender at a place run by (and named for) his cousin Marv (Gandolfini). Marv used to own it before some Chechen mobsters made him a mere figurehead; now it's one of many watering holes that, on any given night, might be designated as the temporary bank for the gang's illicit cash. When it's your night, envelopes full of bills come across the bar throughout business hours and go into a time-release safe; the big guys come around in the early morning, collect, and your blood pressure can return to normal until next time. Marv, still resentful about the takeover, wants to engineer a hold-up of his own bar on drop night. He's smart enough not to involve Bob (who'd be smart enough to say no) but that doesn't make him wise: A trial run, in which some unseasoned hoods rob the till on his behalf, both angers the Chechens and draws the interest of Detective Torres (John Ortiz), who recognizes Bob from his church. Attempting to distance himself from any controversy, Bob focuses on the abused pup he just found and the stranger, Nadia (Noomi Rapace), who is unexpectedly helping him care for it. But even this charitable effort stirs up trouble: Neighborhood creep Eric Deeds (Matthias Schoenaerts) starts stalking him, making claims on the dog and suggesting a connection with Nadia as well. As Marv, Gandolfini points toward a place he might have staked out in crime films had he lived longer: We see the characters who are far from the center of power, men who've missed opportunities real or imagined but are desperate enough to make a final play. (In this alternate, better reality, of course, he would also lead meaty nongenre movies and find scores of unforgettable small parts like the one he played in In the Loop.) Lehane's fat-trimmed script, whose dialogue sometimes recalls his work on The Wire, is full of backstory that's hinted at just enough for us to imagine the rest for ourselves. Its weakest spot is Nadia, who despite a little detail exists mainly as a gift from God for Bob that Deeds will try to take away. There's a way in which knowing so little about her is appropriate — Bob, who can serve people beer all night without confiding in anyone, can hardly get her phone number, much less grow intimate with her over these few nervous days. But it's telling that Lehane's between-the-lines work is much more suggestive when it comes to Deeds, a more peripheral character. As for Bob, neither the screenplay nor the actor playing him is eager to pin him down. He was part of "a crew" in his youth, we know; today, he cares enough about a stray dog to stand up to serious intimidation for its sake. Is he a dormant man of violence; a reformed softie; a loyal but socially awkward lonelyheart? He might be all three. But wondering how he's going to handle the mess Marv is creating makes The Drop worthwhile.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      At first dvd did not wrk

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      Merchbuyer1
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      I went into the 146 mill bury best buy store with the dvd I had purchased online. My husband told me that 15 minutes into the dvd that it stopped working..I went in to customer service with a copy of the return policy from my on line order..basically it said that if I was not satisfied to return it to a best buy store...after testing the dvd I was told that nothing could be done that it must have been my DVD player...I asked..can't you just believe me that it didn't work. I was then told that maybe I burned a copy of the movie and now want to return it..first of all I never asked for a refund,,just another copy..I am a 62 yr old woman who has enough trouble operating my cell phone let alone trying to burn a cd...my husband and I have been a charge customer of best buy for over at least 16 yrs..and let me tell you..my husband nor I will never buy anything again our use our charge In a best buy store again..I believe if there is a no return policy of DVDs sold in your store then you need to post your policy near your dvd s that you sell.....have never had such a bad customer service experience

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good story, great acting!

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      Gacman
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      This story moves slowly, but Tom Hardy keeps you interested as you are constantly kept wondering what he's really thinking and planning. Bob (Tom Hardy) is a simple guy who works as a bartender. He falls for a local girl after finding her dog in a trash can and nursing the dog back to health. The girl's old boyfriend turns out to be a pretty tough guy who had beaten the dog and thrown it away. He wants the dog and his girl back. Meanwhile, the mob is coming down hard on the bar owner (James Gandolfini). As things come to a head with the ex-boyfriend and the mob, what's Bob gonna do? Will he find a peaceful way to deal with the situation or is there more to him than the simple, quiet man he seems to be?

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Interesting character study

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      zini
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      I bought The Drop because there was a great deal on it, and we are Tom Hardy Fans. I thought I'd seen it and just wanted to add it to my collection, but it turned out I hadn't, and was a joy to watch. I grew up around New York City but live in Phoenix now, and enjoy the gritty movies of New York. Tom did a great job of portraying a simple soul who was a wee bit shady, but in ways a good person. spoiler: It was good to see the "bad guy" get his. A number of good performances, Noomi Rapace (Prometheus and Dragon Girl), and James Gandolfini's last I think.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Gandolfini and Hardy are fantastic..

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      houseman5000
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      Love this movie... It 's not a gangster movie but deals with criminal elements in an East Coast town, very realistic and believable. If you haven't seen Tom Hardy lately other than in the current Mad Max movie, this and The Revenant are ones to see.. his range is amazing. All great actors - James Gandolfini, Nooni Rapace (from The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo) and the entire cast. Twists and suspense til the end, I showed this to my parents and they both loved it. Rated R for some language and violence, but nothing extreme. Bargain price and a Digital HD copy, too!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good movie

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      electra1
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      Tom Hardy is one of the few actors whose films I will go to see just because he's in them. This one is well done, entertaining, and it definitely keeps you guessing. I like the fact that the puppy he rescues is a pit bull because it shows that pits are good dogs who don't have a choice if they're abused by scumbags, as is the case with the dog he finds. That the welfare of the puppy is front and center is good if you are like me and would do anything to keep your furry family members safe. Tom Hardy + adorable puppy + James Gandolfini = excellent movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

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      BobbyBears
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      Who doesn't miss seeing James Gandolfini onscreen? The Drop, a potent, propulsive crime drama, gives us one more chance to salute the formidable talent of a remarkable actor who died in June 2013 at age 51. Gandolfini is dynamite in his final screen role, as Marv, a small-time crook who runs a Brooklyn dive bar that serves as a money drop for Russian wiseguys. The bartender, Marv's cousin Bob (a transfixing Tom Hardy), goes along with the scheme until he's pushed too far.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Drop with a difference

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      SaulYall
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      We've seen this kind of story before. So much so that I initially resisted The Drop. Familiar, I thought. Tired, it seemed. Then I decided to catch up with it. The key to the movie's success is Tom Hardy. His character initially comes off as a sad sack, maybe a slow study, or maybe not. He keeps you guessing. All the way to the end. When is the last time a lead character in a movie surprised you? This one will. Recommended.

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