Easy Money: Hard to Kill Reviews

August 29, 2019
Though avoiding the pitfalls of many safe-bet sequels, it stands as a rather inconsequential bridge between two films.
February 14, 2014
Given the substance that was already inherent in the material, it seems wasteful for the filmmakers to discard it for the sake of one more guns-cocked standoff.
February 13, 2014
Because JW isn't the strutting, duplicitous peacock he was in the first movie, the role isn't as rewarding this time out.
February 13, 2014
'Hard to Kill' lacks the minimal personality that director Daniel Espinosa brought to the first. [...] This is mostly spinning plates, as well as spinning wheels.
February 13, 2014
Though "Hard to Kill" forges new ground on the rich character histories developed in the first film, they feel like a random trio assigned the same punishment whose lives eventually intersect - and as such, the emotional moments never land.
February 13, 2014
How many times do these guys need to hear that crime doesn't pay?
February 13, 2014
There's something depressingly schematic about the way director Babak Najafi, replacing prior helmsman Daniel Espinosa, crosscuts among the mad scrambles of his down-on-their-luck protagonists.
February 11, 2014
Structurally ambitious but otherwise familiar, Easy Money: Hard to Kill frustrates as only untapped potential can.
February 11, 2014
[It] revels in a density of illegal dealings engineered by unusually sympathetic hoods. But something got lost in the expansion.
February 10, 2014
There's ultimately little in the way of authentically resonant drama underneath the film's self-conscious busy-ness.