Easy Money (2012)
Average Rating: 7.2/10
Reviews Counted: 52
Fresh: 45 | Rotten: 7
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Average Rating: 7.6/10
Critic Reviews: 26
Fresh: 23 | Rotten: 3
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Lower-class business student JW (Joel Kinnaman) falls in love with a sexy heiress while living a double life mingling with Stockholm's wealthy elite. To keep up the fašade of his lifestyle, he's lured into a world of crime. Jorge is a petty fugitive on the run from both the police and Serbian mafia. He hopes that brokering a massive cocaine deal will allow him to escape for good. Mafia enforcer Mrado is on the hunt for Jorge, but his efforts are complicated when he's unexpectedly saddled with
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The story is overcooked and the gritty aesthetic (handheld cameras, desaturated color) borders on cliche.
One of the most involving of the many first-rate thrillers that have come recently from Scandinavia.
What really distinguishes it from any number of drug-escapade stories is the unusual and welcome sense of Dostoyevskian moral gravity of the narrative.
The increasing action and double crosses create an ambient crescendo leading to a final anything-could-happen rendezvous.
There's plenty here to show why director Daniel Espinosa caught Hollywood's eye, even if this pre-Safe House crime drama holds few surprises.
The premise is hardly original and suffers from a story that, by its third act, feels padded out; nonetheless, this is a slick, tense and brutal portrait of a man out of his depth.
A padded but entertaining Scandinavian thriller made memorable thanks to its timely economic context.
A fine thriller that relies entirely on the characters' motivations ... to drive the plot instead of the opposite.
This Swedish thriller isn't just a great crime film, it's a great film, period. Based on the novel by Jens Lapidus, Easy Money is positively Dickensian in its themes and scope.
JW's naivete that no one will get hurt will more likely inspire chuckles than sympathy for a guy who gets in over his head.
Easy Money is a good mob drama with drugs, girls and enough moral conflict to fool you into thinking that these events could happen to anyone.
Kinnaman is a revelation as the in-over-his-head dreamer; witnessing his comeuppance as his world collapses down around him is spellbinding cinema.
Although this Swedish vehicle is thoughtfully engineered and has some vivid streaks of color, it could use a jump start to escape the vanilla ice.
Excellent crime yarn about drug smuggling and the arguably more treacherous business of social climbing in Stockholm, Sweden.
a character study of the first order masquerading as a highly effective thriller, using the tropes of that latter genre with a scalpel-like precision, and the severity of an Old Testament deity, as it dissects the perils of pursuing form, not substance.
Yes, that is Joel Kinnaman of the Danish-based AMC series 'The Killing,' in which he plays a rain-soaked Seattle homicide detective, speaking fluent Swedish in the lead role in 'Easy Money.'
An exciting Swedish crime thriller that reaffirms the status of director Spinoza as a major talent to watch.
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