Easy Money (2012)
Average Rating: 7.1/10
Reviews Counted: 67
Fresh: 57 | Rotten: 10
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Average Rating: 7.5/10
Critic Reviews: 28
Fresh: 24 | Rotten: 4
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Average Rating: 3.4/5
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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 façade 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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It's gripping stuff - even if the original title 'Snabba Cash' is way cooler than the English one.
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.
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.
[A] smart, affecting, slow burn of a movie, a spectacular example of Nordic noir...
A heavily-armed, solid thriller directed with style by Espinosa, who takes us supermarket shopping at the eye level of a child.
With pounding synthesised music on the soundtrack, Easy Money moves like a razor-edged Frisbee that could cut off a player's hand or sever his jugular if he doesn't see what's coming.
A fine, thought- provoking feature, with several terrific performances at its heart.
A Scandinavian-Italian-Serbian-Chilean robbery romp in which a polyglot gang goes for a bank bust, only to learn - well, all the usual things (thieves fall out, cops crash the climactic action), but in a fizzy, multicultural way.
[The problem] is Easy Money's straggly plot, a story stretched thinly between two many characters, without the dynamism or momentum to keep itself charging onwards.
It has taken a few years for this Swedish crime thriller to break out internationally. In fact, two sequels have already been made.
Espinosa raises the emotional ante by placing this trio of misfits in a human context.
Espinosa directs with nervous energy, combining blistering action with believable, sympathetic characters; this is assured, emotionally engaging stuff.
The truly revealing aspect of this story is the picture it paints of Stockholm, made up of many colours and creeds, where everyone is carrying baggage from home.
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.
Audience Reviews for Easy Money
- Jorge: You look like you're from the rich part of town, but you live like a drug addict.
- JW: Then you should feel right at home.
- Mrado: Life can be hard. But you're a tough little cookie. Strong, like your dad.
- Mrado: Who's in charge of the checkroom.
- Jorge: Freedom!
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