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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
Slightly worse than the first part, but no flop, 26 January 2013
Author: Bene Cumb from Estonia
Well, the first half hour was rather dull, but then the events started
to roll and scenes with with chases and betrayals began. This time, the
focus is on other characters, but their reasons and acts were logically
motivated (apart from the depiction of the Swedish police who were
always long time and several steps behind). The characters are more
trivial than in the 1st part, and bringing moments with remorse into
the lives of hardened criminals was not very convincing; I liked most
Fares Fares as Mahmoud.
The film is okay and if you yourself are okay with seeing a film made in Sweden with only a few Swedes in it, and you avoid of pondering why foreign criminals can act freely without having proper sentences and later being expelled, then you are a right viewer.
8 out of 19 people found the following review useful:
A not so well-written movie, still worth watching., 22 August 2012
Author: sanwik from Sweden
This was one of the movies I was looking forward to see this year.
(That said, I didn't have high expectations, I was only looking forward
to see it)
Mostly I was curious of how they would build things up after a so well-written and trustworthy predecessor. I was a bit disappointed as the movie turned out to be like most movies in the genre. The movie is worth watching, but compared to Snabba Cash /Easy money it's not a worthy followup.
Easy Money was based on a book by a writer who has got direct contact with people involved in this kind of criminal activities, which made it trustworthy, down to earth but still exciting in a Swedish environment.
Easy Money 2 however, is loosely based on the trilogy of these books, which makes the movie lack of facts, reliability and makes it "just another movie" in the genre.
The actors do play their part in this movie, the screenplay is however not that good, which makes the overall experience worse.
Give it a shot, and see for yourself, but try to see it as just a movie that have the same characters as another movie, don't watch it if you're looking for a good sequel.
2 out of 9 people found the following review useful:
Destroyed the whole story and all the characters from the previous film .., 18 January 2013
Author: Paul Shaw from Sweden
I had really been looking forward this edition, but after 2 minutes
into the movie, the director destroyed it all, I went on and continue
to watch the movie and had all the time hoped that it would return to
the red wire that was trough in the previous movie, But I was
disappointed that it never showed up ... When the film premiered here
in Sweden, so did all of the newspapers and the media and the people to
the sequel was so amazingly good..
But I was shocked when I saw the movie, where all these people had their opinions? maybe even one man's opinion influenced separated thousands ...
The director who made the movie, I had high hopes in him, but I never thought that he would fail so rough to make a sequel ... He has totally lost the grip from the first movie, which was very realistic ... and he had now dreamed away about how the criminal world looks ..
The first scene in the movie is enough ... drug smuggling on a large scale in broad daylight and in a rubber boat on the open water in front of hundreds of people and buildings ..
HAHAHA what a joke, you liked the first movie so NOT SEE THIS ... ALL CHARACTERS YOU THOUGHT ABOUT AND LIKED IN THE FIRST MOVIE IS NOW DESTROYED IN THIS SECOND MOVIE ..
2 out of 11 people found the following review useful:
Bad, despite a quite exciting start, 30 December 2012
Author: Niklas Pivic from Stockholm, Sweden
Yes, this was actually better than the first part of this trilogy; this film doesn't show a lot of sappy scenes where all trauma lies explained - all childhood related - and the start of the film, where three parallel stories unfurl, is quite exciting. Still, it all dribbles down to one fatal flaw that people like Shakespeare, Akira Kurosawa and John Ford realised: if you use simple stereotypes and decide to tread the path that says "all bad guys must go down", you must have a twist on it. Here, there is none, and the film rots from the half to the end, where script, tempo, dialogue, and everything else suffers but lens glares are prioritised. Oh, well.
2 out of 11 people found the following review useful:
Goes easy this time too, 6 September 2012
Author: stensson from Stockholm, Sweden
The first one was a small sensation. Can Swedes make crime movies,
which won't be ridiculed and parodied the week after? Yes, they could.
The same can be said about the sequel. The story is more unlikely this time and there are some more clichés, but the characters are anyway not square. They are hoodlums with complications and there's a well functioning story-telling with passable action scenes.
Not that you believe posh Stockholm being like that and why should you believe it about the subs? But movies like this have their own agenda, for better and for worse. This is for better. Can be watched, if you don't have anything more exciting going on in your own life.
1 out of 10 people found the following review useful:
Snabba ranks, 17 October 2012
Author: David Eastman from London, England
This little crime genre film rolls along pretty nicely, because it
mixes different types of criminals (the weak minded or the desperate)
and underlines the strange role that Sweden plays for immigrants.
The one thing I always remember about Sweden is that all immigrants hate the Swedes. This story mixes in Arabs, Serbs and even a Mexican. So the crime communities just get on with the job - and indeed Sweden itself is just a back drop here.
I didn't see the first film, but the different characters obviously knew each other, but this is only relevant later on. All of them meet some type of nexus because of something going wrong, and have to resort to more crime. Gritty without being unpalatable, we see that crime rarely pays and there is, of course, no easy money.
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