The Debt Synopsis
Past events haunt a former Mossad agent (Helen Mirren) when she returns to Eastern Europe to investigate the apparent reappearance of a Nazi war criminal she thought was long dead.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The Debt is basically an entertaining riff on "Munich." It's about a (fictional) operation of top secret Israeli revenge, carried out by...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The film's a potboiler but a gripping one, and it leaves you chewing on both its nuances and implausibilities.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
What the three pairs of actors lack in semblance (or resemblance), they make up for to a great extent in their performances.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
With its blend of taut action and profound revelations, The Debt is definitely worth an audience's investment.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It is an exciting movie, full of crises and dramatic turns despite an aura of sadness that seems to pervade it.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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...
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The Debt shortchanges itself severely with the weight it gives the portion of its story set further in the past.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
As a thriller, The Debt performs many if not all the right moves. Where the John Madden-directed film gets into trouble is in wanting to...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Despite some early whispers of awards potential, The Debt is nothing more than a gritty thriller with a highbrow pedigree.
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Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
Any self-respecting period piece, historical drama or even caper movie - and The Debt is all three - balances issues of global significance...
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The Debt: B+

By MattH306
A complex story with an effective flashback makes up for the lackluster ending....

The Debt Gives You Pause

By ConnieFudge
This is one of those movies that doesn't "WOW" you at its end. It is one that lingers with you and makes you think back through it with the question of how it did or didn't impact you. As I ponder...

Barely a GO

By rockydoggies
I can't say NO or SO-SO because the performances were still good, but I think the film is more geared towards a smaller audience that will be interested in the Israeli hunting of Nazi war criminals....


Helen Mirren was excellent, as usual, as was Tom Wilkerson. Good movie and...interesting plot with nice twists and turns. Exciting, but Lacked some realism, as I kept wondering why, over the years,...

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By softtouch2u
Saw "The Debt" last night in a theater. Could have waited for the DVD. Development of the film lacked new concepts, same old film redone. Come on give us the movie going public better...

Could there be anymore drama......

By Becksop
Went to this movie thinking I was going to see a bad ace action film, or at bare minimum crazy espionage and bloody fight scenes. Not so much. These agents were so dramatic its a wonder they even got...

Good Movie so Just Go...

By the_duke92
Good movie with good acting and good plot. Nothing to write home about but it was worth whatever I paid for the early bird showing. Helen Mirren was terrific and last 30 - 40 minutes were the best of...

thought-provoking, suspenseful but not a feel-good movie

By wenelra
Obviously not the material for a feel good movie. Story and characters and acting were all very well done. The kind of movie that kept me thinking for hours, even the next day - thinking of the...

Psychologically Complex (and depressing)

By Murphy_Monster
The Debt is the combination of two stories: The majority of the movie is spent telling the story of 3 Israeli intelligence agents who are sent to Berlin to capture a Nazi doctor who committed...

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By anarodriguez
Just watched The Debt and it was ok. I saw it because of the actors. It was a bit slow at times but not necessarily a sleeper. I think it was geared for an older crowd and that's what I saw in the...

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Rated R | For for some violence and language