Easy Money

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It’s taken three years for this Swedish crime thriller to reach the UK (spawning a trilogy in the meantime), but it’s gripping stuff – even if the original title ‘Snabba Cash’ is way cooler than the English one. It unfolds as a compellingly relentless collision between three characters – an escaped Chilean convict who dotes on his pregnant sister; a Serbian drug kingpin who’s single father to an adorable little girl; and a bright MBA student who desperately needs cash so he can continue fooling his posh mates that he belongs in their circle. We know it’s all going to end in mayhem, but the plot never plays like a done deal. Instead we’re pulled this way and that by real emotions and moral uncertainty. Joel Kinnaman (familiar from the American version of ‘The Killing’) is especially good as the ambitious student, but the casting and performances are spot-on all round, thumped home by Jon Ekstrand’s killer synth score. Not an original perhaps, but perceptive insight and steely tension make a potent combination.

Release details

Rated: 15
Release date: Friday July 19 2013
Duration: 124 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Daniel Espinosa
Screenwriter: Maria Karlsson
Cast: Joel Kinnaman
Dragomir Mrsic
Matias Varela

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Justin Berkovi

Don't let the trailer put you off - this is a great film. The characters, the plot, the cinematography are all spot on. It's superior fare and very well done.

Justin Berkovi

Don't let the trailer put you off - this is a great film. The characters, the plot, the cinematography are all spot on. It's superior fare and very well done.