'The Drop,' a dark, moody, but hopeful drama

September 12, 2014 7:02 AM

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'The Drop,' a dark, moody, but hopeful drama

The voice is a little high, a little nasal, a lot Brooklyn. At the start of The Drop, we get an explanation of what a drop bar is (no, not the handlebars on a road bike): "Money changes hands all night," and the illicit cash - from dealers, from pimps, from who-knows-whom - has to be deposited someplace. Certainly not a bank.

The bars change week to week, the bulging envelopes swept into a secret slot, a hidden safe, by the barkeep on duty - a swift stealth maneuver before he returns to serving his regulars their drafts, their shots.

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