The Debt

R| 1 hr. 52 min.

Plot Summary
In 1965, young Mossad agent Rachel Singer (Jessica Chastain) and two comrades (Sam Worthington, Marton Csokas) are involved in a secret mission to capture a Nazi war criminal known as the Surgeon of Birkenau (Jesper Christensen). The mission ends with the man's death on the streets of East Berlin. Thirty years later, a man claiming to be the doctor has appeared, and Rachel (Helen Mirren), haunted by memories of past events, must return to Eastern Europe to uncover the truth.

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Genres: Drama, Thriller

Distributor: Focus Features

The Debt (2011)

Release Date: August 31st, 2011|1 hr. 52 min.

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  • Chastain (a nifty match-up with Mirren) is a live wire, and her scenes with Csokas and Worthington have a spark the later scenes lack. No matter. The Debt holds you in its grip. show more

  • Any self-respecting period piece, historical drama or even caper movie - and The Debt is all three - balances issues of global significance with interpersonal drama. The problem here is that the personal eclipses the global. The stakes are too low. show more

  • What the three pairs of actors lack in semblance (or resemblance), they make up for to a great extent in their performances. show more

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  • October 02, 2012 Dimitri
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    Promising beginning--with some shocking surprises--but the film goes flat when the debt is revealed as the mission never carried out and an elderly Helen Mirren is recuited to go kill a Nazi, who is preposterously still alive and still lethal after decades. (Bad pairing of the actors to their younger selves--the roles of the men should have been reversed.)

  • February 01, 2012 yq00000000111206
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    A little slow paced, but great acting and intriguing plot

  • January 23, 2012 Jeanne
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    Typical movie these days that lacks any realistic story or follow through. Starts out with so many flashbacks it\'s hard to follow, and the end is choppy and ridiculous. Don\'t waste your money or time.

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