Critics Consensus: The Debt is Certified Fresh

Summary

This week at the movies, we've got lunar scares (Apollo 18, starring Lloyd Owen and Warren Christie), marine mayhem (Shark Night 3D, starring Sara Paxton and Sinqua Walls), and spy suspense (The Debt, starring Helen Mirren and Sam Worthington). What do the critics have to say? The Debt promises a return to the twisty, morally ambiguous intrigue of Cold War-era spy movies. And critics say it mostly delivers; the film boasts an outstanding cast and scenes of white-knuckle tension that help to alleviate its occasional lapses. It appears the folks behind Apollo 18 were afraid that critics wouldn?t be over the moon for their film, and so it heads to theaters without being screened. Back to Article

Comments

Abraham Smith

Tyler Lublin

11 percent for Shark Night 3D, 34 percent for Apollo 18

Sep 1 - 04:47 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

thumbs up (in agreement) on that assessment.

Sep 1 - 05:37 PM

Jaxx Raxor

Adam Jones

That is a good estimate. I second that.

Sep 1 - 05:46 PM

Flash T.

Flash T

I concurr.

Sep 2 - 04:28 AM

MisterVile

Mister Vile

i say switch em

Sep 2 - 07:54 AM

MisterVile

Mister Vile

I am not playing Dead Space, i am playing Madden 12

Sep 2 - 07:56 AM

King Crunk

King Crunk

Two new releases that were not screened for critics? Do not recall that happening very often. I am not sure why Shark Night 3D was not screened; it looks awful and the people who would go to see it (teenagers not old enough for R-rated flicks) do not really care about reviews too much, so it is not like letting critics trash it would hurt it. Hell, if it gets some so bad it is good praise, bad reviews might actually help it in a strange way.

Nice to see The Debt get good reviews, but I'll be waiting for DVD since it does not have anything that makes it a must see (and many of the critics say the ending sucks bad, and I hate bad endings). Nothing for me this week, ready for Drive to get here.

Sep 1 - 04:52 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

Doh! Forgot to guess the T-meters! 14% for Shark Night, 27% for Apollo 18.

Sep 1 - 04:53 PM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

The Debt seems interesting. I won't give exact percentages or anything, but both of those other movies will get under 50%, yet I think that Apollo 18 won't get below 20%. That seems like a honest estimate. :)

Sep 1 - 04:57 PM

tyson t.

tyson tarantino

Wow. The Help will top the Boxoffice with no problem this weekend

Shark Night-14%
a18- 25%

Sep 1 - 04:58 PM

Irukandji

Chris Skoufis

I got my doubts on that. Shark Night 3-D is gonna attract teenagers because they know what they wanna see, and they know what they'll get. Though I could be wrong.

Sep 1 - 05:34 PM

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doomzdavo

Doomz Davo

Why dont you quit deleting comments you little punk bitch?

Sep 1 - 07:44 PM

doomzdavo

Doomz Davo

Ol' comment deleting ass. Go back to twitter you cock sniffer,

Sep 1 - 07:46 PM

doomzdavo

Doomz Davo

You're always wrong Irukandji!!

Sep 1 - 08:31 PM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

I'll admit teenagers will always flock to a movie that they know better than seeing (especially if they've never been on this site), but Shark Night looks very cheap and mediocre so it's not gonna top The Help or The Debt. God I hope I'm right. XP

Sep 1 - 10:09 PM

General Wiz

Carlos Flores

Actually 3-d has turned into a turn of even for teens( FD5?) The best it can hope for is a bit better then piranha 3-d's 10 million opening last year. help might even improve thanks to the combination of labor day and a rush of people on the east coast who were unable to see it last weekend. On that note, who would have thought a movie like the help would he number 1 for 3 weeks?

Sep 1 - 05:58 PM

Andrew M.

Andrew McGregor

Shark Night- 13%, Apollo 18-27%

Sep 1 - 05:01 PM

MAMOVIES

Matheus Cassiano

This week I won't be going to the movies..

Sep 1 - 05:01 PM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

Hey, me, too. :D

Sep 1 - 10:10 PM

Tosin L.

Tosin Laguda

Me toooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sep 6 - 09:27 AM

Tosin L.

Tosin Laguda

Shark Night 3D
Apollo 18

Really what is happening?
I guess the young ones may like Shark Night beacuse of the cliche killings
but i wonder what will make me go see Apollo 18?

i guess it is another week of the oldies for me...where is my Odd Couple 1968

Sep 6 - 09:31 AM

Sean N.

Sean Nasuti

I'd say around 10-15% for Shark Night especially seeing how it doesn't look like a PG-13 movie and yet they wanted to keep it but apparently don't realize that PG-13 horror films never work.
For Apollo 18, don't know really much about the film so I'll give the benefit of the doubt. About 25-35%.

Sep 1 - 05:25 PM

Irukandji

Chris Skoufis

I'm seeing Apollo 18 this weekend. I think Apollo 18 won't go below 20%. Shark Night 3-D I'm guessing 17-29%. It's nothing more than a PG-13 rated Piranha 3-D!!!

Sep 1 - 05:32 PM

Irukandji

Chris Skoufis

I got my doubts on that. Shark Night 3-D is gonna attract teenagers because they know what they wanna see, and they know what they'll get. Though I could be wrong.

Sep 1 - 05:34 PM

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doomzdavo

Doomz Davo

Why dont you quit deleting comments you little punk bitch?

Sep 1 - 07:44 PM

doomzdavo

Doomz Davo

Ol' comment deleting ass. Go back to twitter you cock sniffer,

Sep 1 - 07:46 PM

doomzdavo

Doomz Davo

You're always wrong Irukandji!!

Sep 1 - 08:31 PM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

I'll admit teenagers will always flock to a movie that they know better than seeing (especially if they've never been on this site), but Shark Night looks very cheap and mediocre so it's not gonna top The Help or The Debt. God I hope I'm right. XP

Sep 1 - 10:09 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

thumbs up (in agreement) on that assessment.

Sep 1 - 05:37 PM

Jaxx Raxor

Adam Jones

That is a good estimate. I second that.

Sep 1 - 05:46 PM

Flash T.

Flash T

I concurr.

Sep 2 - 04:28 AM

MisterVile

Mister Vile

i say switch em

Sep 2 - 07:54 AM

MisterVile

Mister Vile

I am not playing Dead Space, i am playing Madden 12

Sep 2 - 07:56 AM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

Sharks can swim in fresh water . . . the New Jersey Shark Attacks of 1916 had an incident where the shark swam up an estuary and skinned a boy's leg. Still SHARK NIGHT is a lot for me to swallow.

Apollo 18 looked good when the trailer played in front of Scream 4, now Apollo 18 isn't looking all that hot to me; its Paranormal Activity in Space.

Shark Attack 26% and Appollo 18 18% on the Tomato-Mometer.

Sep 1 - 05:42 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

I couldn't tell by the previews whether Apollo 18 would be good or terrible. I decided to see what the critics had to say to determine the outcome. The fact that critics didn't screen it pretty much answers THAT question.

Sep 1 - 09:17 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

I am psychic and I can tell from previews whether a film will be good or bad from previews. ////Fright Night had a bad trailer; as I predicted it was a badly directed film but has a Smart Screenplay--Peter Vincent is an awesome character, hiding in the open. fright Night only made $400,000.00 opening night. I enjoyed it after being persuaded to see it by Big Brother who comments here on R-T.

Sep 3 - 08:52 AM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

The WORST Trailer-Experience I had was Mrs. Doubtfire; Mrs. Doubtfire's trailer (feature music from Aerosmith's Dude Looks Like a Lady and The Five Seasons' Walk Like a Man) LOOKED and SOUNDED terrible . . . and I missed seeing a most awesome movie in the theaters B/C of a trailer that totally turned me off from Mrs. Doubtfire.//damn those previews slash trailers sometimes, I say.

Sep 3 - 09:20 AM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

Actually the first trailer for Apollo 18 looked good then there was something different about the trailer the next time I saw it a few months later.//I don't know if they changed it or not.

Sep 3 - 09:42 AM

Isaac

Isaac H

Shark Night - 32%
Apollo 18- 18%

Sep 1 - 05:46 PM

Jaxx Raxor

Adam Jones

That is a good estimate. I second that.

Sep 1 - 05:46 PM

Flash T.

Flash T

I concurr.

Sep 2 - 04:28 AM

MisterVile

Mister Vile

i say switch em

Sep 2 - 07:54 AM

MisterVile

Mister Vile

I am not playing Dead Space, i am playing Madden 12

Sep 2 - 07:56 AM

Sean Y.

Sean Y.

The Debt may be a rental a while in the future. I don't have much time for theater-going.

Shark night looks awful, somewhere in the teens, quite possibly single digits.

A generous estimate for Apollo 18 would be in the 30s. I'm mainly curious about it because it shares a title with a They Might Be Giants album.

Sep 1 - 05:48 PM

General Wiz

Carlos Flores

Shark night 55 ( remember piranha 3-d?)
Apollo 18 26

Sep 1 - 05:51 PM

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