Directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House), EASY MONEY is a Swedish crime thriller based on the international best-selling novel Snabba Cash by Jens Lapidus. Lower-class business student JW (Joel Kinnaman from AMC's 'The Killing') falls in love with a sexy heiress while living a double life mingling with Stockholm's wealthy elite. To keep up the facade of his lifestyle, he's lured into a world of crime. Jorge is a petty fugitive on the run from both the police and Serbian mafia. He hopes that brokering a massive cocaine deal will allow him to escape for good. Mafia enforcer Mrado is on the hunt for Jorge, but his efforts are complicated when he's unexpectedly saddled with caring for his young daughter. As JW's journey ventures deeper into the dark world of organized crime, the fate of all three men becomes entangled and ends with a dramatic struggle for life and death.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
A sort of mash-up of "Goodfellas" and "The Great Gatsby."Kyle Smith, New York Post, 07.12.2012
The increasing action and double crosses create an ambient crescendo leading to a final anything-could-happen rendezvous.Stephanie Merry, Washington Post, 08.09.2012
This jazzy crime melodrama is engrossing and exhilarating because of Espinosa's impressive command of a wide range of filmmaking skills.Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, 07.12.2012
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, 08.02.2012