Easy Money Reviews

  • It's one of the best underworld films I've seen in years, and Kinnaman gives a fantastic performance in it.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • "Easy Money" builds to a whopping finale that, without seeming to preach, bears out Mr. Espinosa's statement: "Gangster films should always be moral stories."

    Stephen Holden — New York Times

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

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • The increasing action and double crosses create an ambient crescendo leading to a final anything-could-happen rendezvous.

    Stephanie Merry — Washington Post

  • The hand-held camerawork may be shaky, and the editing flit furiously - but Espinosa has them shaking and flitting on purpose.

    Mark Feeney — Boston Globe

  • As the general run of action films blithely defies the laws of gravity and consequence, what a pleasure to find a movie as grounded, physically and emotionally, as Daniel Espinosa's downbeat pulper Easy Money.

    Nick Pinkerton — Village Voice

  • "Easy Money" breaks no new ground, but it gives us a memorable hero who cannot fathom his cohorts' passion to prevail and prosper or, failing that, to survive.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • This Swedish gangster flick blasts out from under you like a high-octane muscle car...

    Kathleen Murphy — MSN Movies

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

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • The story is overcooked and the gritty aesthetic (handheld cameras, desaturated color) borders on cliche.

    Drew Hunt — Chicago Reader

  • The action is fast and fierce, as are the crosses and double-crosses.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Espinosa conducts the swirling tale with crisp efficiency and a cold, cynical conviction that things can always go badly and get shockingly worse.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Easy Money confirms Espinosa's directing chops (it also earned him a gig helming Universal's forthcoming Denzel Washington starrer, Safe House).Performances are strong across the board, with even casting of bit parts coming up aces.

    Alissa Simon — Variety

  • A sort of mash-up of "Goodfellas" and "The Great Gatsby."

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • Chalk another one up for Swedish crime-thriller novels.

    Linda Barnard — Toronto Star

  • ...continues Sweden's dominance over slick, intelligent escapism aimed at the same kind of mature sensibilities Christopher Nolan smuggled into the "Batman" trilogy for the sake of its commercial appeal.

    Eric Kohn — indieWIRE

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

    Liam Lacey — Globe and Mail

  • "Easy Money" may well be the crime film of the year, or the decade.

    Andrew O'Hehir — Salon.com

  • Easy Money's big heist scene is the only action set piece so far this year that was so suspenseful I could feel my heartbeat in my ears.

    Dana Stevens — Slate

  • Class-consciousness is the strongest suit of a drug-world yarn that could have been much more energizing.

    John DeFore — Hollywood Reporter

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