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  • Summary: JW (Joel Kinnaman), the promising business student who became an organized coke smuggler in Easy Money, is serving hard time in prison and struggling to get back on an honest path. There are glimmers of hope in his life - some venture capitalists are interested in a new piece of trading software he's developed, and while behind bars he's made peace with an old enemy. But this is all an illusion. On leave from prison, and back in contact with his former gang, JW learns that once you've walked in the shoes of a criminal there may be no going back. Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Feb 12, 2014
    75
    Najafi stages action scenes with an intense, queasy beauty and elevates what is in its outlines a routine crime drama to near-operatic proportions.
  2. Reviewed by: Jessica Kiang
    Jan 24, 2014
    75
    It’s a sequel that, over a tighter running time, kicks against the law of diminishing returns, and only succumbs to it after a fight.
  3. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Feb 13, 2014
    70
    For the second film, Babak Najafi has succeeded Daniel Espinosa as director. The structure here is more mechanical, and the ambience scruffier, as the complicated story shifts from one disreputable lowlife to another.
  4. Reviewed by: A.A. Dowd
    Feb 12, 2014
    50
    True to its franchise roots, the film is atmospheric, well acted, and frustratingly intent on draining every last drop of pleasure from the genre-movie conventions it cannibalizes.
  5. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    Feb 14, 2014
    50
    If you DON'T go into this movie knowing it's a sequel, you're gonna have at least 20 minutes of rough sledding ahead of you, because there's no recap from the first movie.
  6. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Feb 13, 2014
    50
    The emotional moments never land.
  7. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Feb 13, 2014
    40
    How many times do these guys need to hear that crime doesn’t pay?

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