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The Debt Reviews

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Hannah Brown
Jerusalem Post
March 22, 2016
The film does have some suspense and makes some interesting points about our need to make heroes out of flawed people; but in the end, even with this wonderful cast, it's still a disappointment.
Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 7, 2015
How can the film convincingly preach via Ms. Mirren's voice-over that truth is more valuable than justice while her character is exacting vengeance on screen?
Glenn Dunks
September 8, 2013
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.
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
A taut and complex thriller, this movie won't be easy for forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.0/5
Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
Tense, intelligent entertainment. That's rare, and that is more than enough.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013
A taut, historical thriller about the capture of one of Nazism's most evil.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered
February 28, 2013
The Debt may have its flaws, but thanks to some strong performances and gripping moments, it's worth investing in.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 9, 2013
What really dazzles here are the action beats - the getaway gone wrong, the shocking moments of violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ben Kendrick
October 2, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Beck
September 19, 2012
If you were looking for a thrilling and immersing story of bravery based on the synopsis of the film, sadly you won't find it here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Dequina
April 6, 2012
Deftly balances genre demands with character-driven drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
March 27, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 2, 2012
This film works both as a suspense thriller and as a character study.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Richard Knight
Knight at the Movies
December 30, 2011
As political thrillers go, The Debt pays off.
December 28, 2011
A narrative in search of a story
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
December 22, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
December 11, 2011
Palliative Care: The Movie. Now that's entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Clay Cane
December 6, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
December 5, 2011
Wants to ask deep philosophical questions [but] the protracted ending prevents any of these philosophical darts from sticking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
November 9, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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