Younger audiences will likely find The Debt too slow for their liking, but what it lacks in realistic casting it gains in meatily plotted espionage and weighty drama.
A taut and complex thriller, this movie won't be easy for forget.
| Original Score: 5.0/5
Tense, intelligent entertainment. That's rare, and that is more than enough.
| Original Score: B
A taut, historical thriller about the capture of one of Nazism's most evil.
| Original Score: 3/5
The Debt may have its flaws, but thanks to some strong performances and gripping moments, it's worth investing in.
| Original Score: 7/10
What really dazzles here are the action beats - the getaway gone wrong, the shocking moments of violence.
| Original Score: 3/4
Audiences will see a couple of intended surprises coming but the lack of surprise doesn't detract from how these moments affect the characters and serve the larger story.
| Original Score: 4/5
Deftly balances genre demands with character-driven drama.
Un complejo thriller de espionaje sobre crímenes contra la humanidad, sacrificios personales, la impunidad que se perpetúa y las diferentes formas de hacer justicia. Muy buen elenco.
This film works both as a suspense thriller and as a character study.
As political thrillers go, The Debt pays off.
Spy stories can pack a powerful punch if the motive is right. And that is exactly the case in this well-wrought thriller based on 'Ha-Hov,' which opened the 2010 Jewish Film Series in the Quad-Cities. The American version is nearly as compelling.
There is enough tension to stay engaged for the full running time. That said, I'd skip through 'The Debt' if I ever caught it channel surfing.
| Original Score: B-
The moral dilemmas posed by events in the past impacting on the present are dealt with rather superficially, but THE DEBT is really solid entertainment.
A thriller with such powerful and emotive elements as The Debt towers above the everyday crime thriller, drawing on the cinematic oxygen of Nazi atrocities and their legacy
If you like your spy thrillers tense, gripping and meaningful, The Debt should be on the top of your must-see list
The film delivers both as a love story and as an old-fashioned espionage thriller that no amount of implausibility can spoil.
An entertaining addition to the recent wave of retro spy films.
The result is a sturdy, often suspenseful piece, but one that delivers less than it promises.
...a movie scrubbed of subtlety, but it's not an ineffective or boring work, it's actually highly suspenseful - at times ridiculously tense.
| Original Score: 86/100