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'The Drop' settles into Brooklyn for a neo-noir crime tale
'The Drop' settles into Brooklyn for a neo-noir crime tale

"The Drop" is further proof, if proof were needed, that Brooklyn has become the hippest spot on Earth. Three of Europe's most formidable actors — Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Matthias Schoenaerts — crossed the ocean to play residents of that celebrated borough in this taut criminal drama directed by yet another European, Belgium's Michael R. Roskam. More than that, this complex Dennis Lehane-scripted story of crime, punishment and potential salvation started life as a short story set in the Boston neighborhoods usually favored by the author of "Mystic River" and "Gone Baby Gone." The lure of Brooklyn is apparently too strong for anyone...

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