Easy Money - Review

'EASY MONEY,' HARD CONSEQUENCES Released two years ago in Sweden, the movie chronicles a business student's downturn when he commits a crime to fit in…

Now that Joel Kinnaman has gone from rising (The Killing) to rocketing star (the lead in the upcoming RoboCop remake), the movie that first planted him on the map in Sweden in 2010 is finally being released here. But 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. He plays a sleekly brilliant business-school student named JW, who is using his good looks and canny minimalist manner to ingratiate himself into a clique of jet-setters. They're the sexy aristocracy of Stockholm, and he wants to be one of them. But he's not: He's a guy from the provinces who still feels like a poseur. So when the opportunity arises to become the front for a drug deal, he grabs it. He figures he can launder cash and keep his own hands clean. Read More...

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