Sunday, 7 September 2014

TORONTO REPORT: THE DROP


Attention is on Michael R. Roskam's The Drop at the Toronto International Film Festival, not only due to the script by Dennis Lehane and the presence of an all-star cast, but also due to the key supporting performance from the late James Gandolfini, in his final role. Gandolfini and lead Tom Hardy have both received praise from critics, though the film has had a somewhat tougher time. Here's a sample of the reaction: Paul MacInnes at The Guardian, Allan Hunter at Screen Daily, Justin Chang at Variety, Tim Robey at The Telegraph, John DeFore at The Hollywood Reporter, Lou Lumenick at New York Post, Jordan Raup at The Film Stage, Alonso Duralde at The Wrap, Rodrigo Perez at The Playlist and Ryland Aldrich at TwitchFilm.