This first-rate thriller has a top-notch cast
Boasting terrific performances, this gripping crime thriller centres on a blue-collar Brooklyn bar that sometimes serves as a Mob money drop. Tom Hardy’s lonely bartender works here for his bitter cousin James Gandolfini, but his rescue of a battered puppy fatefully draws him into the lives of Noomi Rapace’s wary waitress and her abusive ex-boyfriend Matthias Schoenaerts. It’s a gritty urban noir mixed with a fable-like story of sin and redemption.
Dir: Michaël R Roskam 2014, 15, 130min