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The Debt


Rated R for some violence and language.

R In Theaters 08/31/2011 , 104min.
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Viewer score based on 218 ratings
Critic score based on 37 reviews

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October 02, 2012
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
A little slow paced, but great acting and intriguing plot
January 23, 2012
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.
November 03, 2011
Too many flashbacks. If u goto the toilet u get lost!
October 26, 2011
This movie had potential and then sucked wind. I went to see a suspenseful spy flick and got a bag of crap for my money.

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Washington Post
A more daring script might have found ways to tell the stories in parallel, doling out just enough information to keep viewers involved. But, as it is, The Debt grasps the viewer pretty firmly, delivering thrills without trivializing the moral quandaries that set it in motion. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
As The Debt grows more complex and suspenseful, it also becomes more literal, losing some of its dramatic intensity. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
Bristling with dangers both corporeal and cerebral, The Debt is a superbly crafted espionage thriller packed with Israeli-Nazi score settling. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
With its blend of taut action and profound revelations, The Debt is definitely worth an audience's investment. Full Review
John Anderson
Wall Street Journal
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. Full Review
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