Set three years after Easy Money, the sequel is no less thrilling as Joel Kinnaman’s dashing mixture of social climber and wily criminal JW has served a portion of his sentence and is about to qualify for day release from prison. He could keep his head down and seek atonement but that’s really not his style. Instead, he sets about freeing former enemy Mrado and joining forces to seek revenge from the man who put them behind bars. Director Babak Najafi offers a tighter, tenser sequel with another impressive performance from rising star Joel Kinnaman who is soon to be seen taking the central role in the Hollywood reboot of Robocop.

Allan Hunter