Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Jul 12, 2012
    Easy Money may well be the crime film of the year, or the decade.
  2. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Jul 11, 2012
    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 fantastic performance in it.
  3. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    Jul 13, 2012
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Kenneth Turan
    Jul 12, 2012
    This jazzy crime melodrama is engrossing and exhilarating because of Espinosa's impressive command of a wide range of filmmaking skills.
  5. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Oct 17, 2012
    One of the most involving of the many first-rate thrillers that have come recently from Scandinavia.
  6. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Jul 26, 2012
    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.
  7. Reviewed by: Rodrigo Perez
    Jul 25, 2012
    Swims forward with tenacious shark-like energy and therefore is sleek, efficient and utterly engaging.
  8. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Jul 13, 2012
    Character is action, Scott Fitzgerald once wrote. It certainly is here.
  9. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Jul 11, 2012
    While overlong and occasionally too reliant on a formulaic set of motives to drive the action forward, Easy Money retains its suave composure right through the engrossing finale.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 17, 2012
    I won't spend a ton of time on this review other than to say I anticipated this film extremely highly. I'm a fan of Joel Kinnaman from The Killing and Safe House, and the story looked terrific. Unfortunately, even though the acting is terrific (including the outstanding Serbian lead), the story just does NOT come together. Too many threads, not enough focus. I would have loved to have seen the writers give it another shot before they started filming. Full Review »
  2. Jul 19, 2013
    This is a very disappointing movie that amazingly is made somewhat tolerable by the commanding presence of lead actor Joel Kinnaman. His portrayal of the naive chancer is so deserving of a better film. The story lacks context and focus and is surprisingly quite a drag lacking in any real tension,pace or cohesion. The last 20 minutes or so kick things into high gear, but for a two hour plus film it really is a case of too little too late. Full Review »
  3. Jun 1, 2013
    There's a lot I like about this gritty thriller based around the Serbian Mafia. You get an interesting insight into that world. The acting is fine, the characters are believable, but none of them are really likeable, even if you get shown that they have a human side. I suppose I'm old fashion and I like rooting for someone in a film. It's very full on, violent and intense with slick production and good music but a bit silly and contrived. Some odd moments that just make you laugh out loud. Like some guy in a room screaming in slow motion because he's had such a bad day Full Review »