The Drop: Movie Review

SHOOTING EM' UP - not really.

SHOOTING EM’ UP – not really.

Hollywood has seen no shortage of crime dramas, particularly since the likes of Coppola, Scorsese and Tarantino have emerged in recent years and inspired even more talented names to come forth. Making his Hollywood debut, Michaël R. Roskam has unquestionably reinforced his caliber as a first-rate director with a commendable follow-up to his critically acclaimed Rundskop (titled Bullhead in English) boasting a stellar cast that barely disappoints in his Brooklyn thriller, The Drop. As its name suggests – and excuse the inevitable and exaggerated poor pun – Roskam drops one so silently it will make your jaw drop (also silently!)

– excerpt of the review by Dania Syed

The Drop is something I’ve been keen to watch for many a reason. I couldn’t catch it – however, my dear friend, colleague and fellow Cinema Elite team member Dania did get to see it – and here are her thoughts: