Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Easy Money

A business school student (Joel Kinnaman) drives a cab to make ends meet. When he falls for an uptown girl, he is drawn into a life of crime to maintain his status, with his fate intertwining with that of two men: a fugitive coke dealer and the mafia hit man sent to kill him. Swedish export Easy Money offers some exciting action sequences and a strong lead performance from Kinnaman (who is odd to see speak his native language after having viewed him in American TV and movies) but its simple and pronounced plot is blown out of proportion with soppy side stories thrown in for poor effect.
** 1/2 out of ****