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Based on 27 Reviews
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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Easy Money takes its time telling us how all the fortunes of all three men intersect, and the movie's failing - or at least its significant imperfection - is that when the stories and lifelines do converge, the results just aren't satisfying. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    So sobering an example of why crime doesn't pay that it could be shown to petty drug thugs to scare them straight. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    JW is played brilliantly by Joel Kinnaman, who is familiar to American audiences of "The Killing" on AMC. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    An English-language remake is in the works, but why wait for the Hollywood knockoff? Easy Money is the real thing: a great gangster pic. show more

  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    A class-conscious Scandinavian crime film whose impact is dulled by some extraneous subplots, Daniél Espinosa's Easy Money nevertheless makes a solid vehicle for Joel Kinnaman. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    One of the most involving of the many first-rate thrillers that have come recently from Scandinavia. show more

  • 75
    Washington Post

    The story and cinematography are gritty, but the portraits of these characters are impressively human. show more

  • 75
    Mark Feeney Boston Globe

    In some ways Easy Money recalls Steven Soderbergh's "Traffic." They have drug dealing in common, of course, but also a sense of constant swirl and density of onscreen population. show more

  • 75
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    What really distinguishes it from any number of drug-escapade stories is the unusual and welcome sense of Dostoyevskian moral gravity of the narrative. show more

  • 63
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Gritty visuals and a strong central performance elevate the routine crime story at the heart of Sweden's Easy Money, a sort of mash-up of "Goodfellas" and "The Great Gatsby." show more

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