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1 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal uses essays by Margaret Atwood to explore different forms of debt and how they shape relationships, societies and the future.

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Director: Jennifer Baichwal

Genres: Documentary

Payback (2012)

Release Date: January 1st, 2012|1 hr. 26 min.

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  • 40
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Aesthetically, it's desultory. Talking-heads rants and ruminations are further stultified by the amateurish aesthetics. Visually, zooms, pans and filler moments enervate the message. Most annoying, the dour music grates throughout; its hollow grinding, we'd guess, is an attempt to impart profundity. show more

  • 60
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    Ultimately, this intriguing but scattershot movie turns on the incompatibility of two worldviews - the corporate-financial vs. the environmental-spiritual. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Payback is nothing if not brave. It's a documentary attempt to give concrete shape to an abstract discussion, using the medium of film to transplant a nuanced thesis – on the concept of debt – from its natural home on the printed page. show more

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