• Released
  • July 11, 2012
  • (NY; 7/13 LA)
  • R , 1 hr 59 min
  • Art House/Foreign
Easy Money Synopsis
Three lives (Joel Kinnaman, Matias Padin Varela, Dragomir Mrsic) intersect in the pursuit of cash.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Easy Money is not merely an early-career curiosity. It's one of the best underworld films I've seen in years, and Kinnaman gives a...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
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.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
One of the most involving of the many first-rate thrillers that have come recently from Scandinavia.
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Washington Post

The story and cinematography are gritty, but the portraits of these characters are impressively human.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
What really distinguishes it from any number of drug-escapade stories is the unusual and welcome sense of Dostoyevskian moral gravity of...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
So sobering an example of why crime doesn't pay that it could be shown to petty drug thugs to scare them straight.
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Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
In some ways Easy Money recalls Steven Soderbergh's "Traffic." They have drug dealing in common, of course, but also a sense of constant...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
A class-conscious Scandinavian crime film whose impact is dulled by some extraneous subplots, Daniél Espinosa's Easy Money nevertheless...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
JW is played brilliantly by Joel Kinnaman, who is familiar to American audiences of "The Killing" on AMC.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
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...
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Rated R | For Strong Violence, Drug Content, Some Sexuality and Pervasive Language