Easy Money (Snabba Cash), 2010. A Swedish film directed by Daniel Espinosa and starring Joel Kinnaman, Matias Varela, Fares Fares, and Dragomir Mrsic, is finally available for download from i-Tunes! $19.99 hi-def; $14.99 reg.; $4.99 for rental.
The DVD can also be purchased via Amazon. It is subtitled.
Easy Money Reviews, July 10-13, 2012
Entertainment Weekly—Easy Money is not merely an early-career curiosity. It’s one of the best underworld films I’ve seen in years…Kinnaman gives a fantastic performance in it.
Salon—“Easy Money” may well be the crime film of the year, or the decade…It features a star-making performance from the supremely handsome and immensely talented Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman, although Kinnaman is well on his way to that destination, even without this movie.
NY Times—“Easy Money” builds to a whopping finale that, without seeming to preach, bears out Mr. Espinosa’s statement: “Gangster films should always be moral stories.” … Joel Kinnaman — familiar as a sullen, scruffy police detective with a druggie past in the AMC series “The Killing” — does a riveting about-face.
Wall Street Journal—a smart dark thriller from Scandinavia: JW is played brilliantly by Joel Kinnaman
Christian Science Monitor—terrific crime thriller
Character is action, Scott Fitzgerald once wrote. It certainly is here.
Slate —Genre films this smart and character-driven don’t come along often on either side of the Atlantic:…Kinnaman is transfixing
USA Today—Easy Money is so sobering an example of why crime doesn’t pay that it could be shown to petty drug thugs to scare them straight…Kinnaman, a regular on TV’s The Killing, is pitch-perfect in the role, with his smooth good looks barely masking his desperate striving.
Indiewire—Easy Money lives up to its buzz.
Sleek, efficient and utterly engaging. [Indiewire did three additional 7/11 and 7/12 interviews and articles on Joel specifically].
National Public Radio—a top-drawer Scandinavian thriller.
The film’s protagonist is JW, compellingly played by Joel Kinnaman
LA Times— this splendid look at why crime doesn’t pay…
A compelling Kinnaman
Movieline—Espinoza’s storytelling transcends the language barriers… Before he skulked the streets of Seattle on The Killing and nabbed the role of Alex Murphy in the upcomingRoboCop reboot, Joel Kinnaman made a splash in his home country of Sweden
Filmonic—it’s a well-executed film with a moody, contemplative score, a trio of excellent performances, and a raw look into an intriguing world of drugs…Kinnaman’s performance is a highlight, giving JW an intelligence, hunger, and willingness to get his hands dirty for a payoff later.
Time Magazine- Espinosa wants you to realize, the deadliest class in Sweden is the uppermost, though their cruelty is expressed in whispers and jokes…A hot property, a rising director, a new star.
The Wrap- Don’t Miss This Sharp, Snappy, Scorsese-Approved Dazzler: Easily one of the summer’s best films
Fretts on Film- I wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out to be a summer sleeper…Kinnaman simmers charismatically as J.W.
Bullz-eye: “Easy Money” is an above average thriller worthy of the Scorsese stamp of approval…“Easy Money” has a gritty bleakness and a sense of the mundane details of the criminal life so often overlooked in Hollywood crime movies.
Reason: A Swedish crime thriller and a dark documentary about a human chameleon..The picture made a star out of Swedish-American actor Joel Kinnaman, and now we see why.