Easy Money: Hard to Kill Reviews

February 24, 2014
Babak Najafi's film weaves together all these threads, crafting a desperate narrative with violence as the inevitable outcome.
February 21, 2014
Thin, intense and yet somehow cool, Kinnaman is on his way to stardom, and it's easy to see how these movies gave him lift off. This is a tough, crackling crime story, well-executed and tense throughout.
February 20, 2014
A deep pool of underworld characters and a focus on multicultural tensions in Stockholm lend crime drama some added interest in "Easy Money: Hard to Kill" ...
February 20, 2014
The picture isn't radically inventive; [but] it's taut and vivid. The grimy window it opens onto a desperate, dangerous lifestyle makes viewers feel like accomplices.
February 19, 2014
[S]uffers by comparison [to the original]... How Kinnaman plays JW's devastation, as seething, mounting rage, is the best thing about [it].
February 14, 2014
...Easy Money: Hard To Kill does what sequels should-it widens the thematic playing area of the tale told so far, even while thinning out the cast further, and it makes us look forward, with only slightly tempered expectations, to installment 3.
February 13, 2014
Easy Money: Hard To Kill is a safe follow-up for fans of the original, bringing back familiar characters while mirroring the same thrilling tone.
February 13, 2014
Its combination of grit and fatalism won't be to all tastes, but it's a refreshing alternative to the bigger-is-way-better swamp in which most Hollywood crime movies are mired.
February 13, 2014
Najafi stages action scenes with an intense, queasy beauty and elevates what is in its outlines a routine crime drama to near-operatic proportions ...
February 13, 2014
Much like the original film, there's genuine emotion mixed in with the carnage, always concentrating on the internalized rumble of the participants as they face a grim future.