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The Debt Reviews

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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
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.
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
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-
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
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
November 5, 2011
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
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
November 5, 2011
If you like your spy thrillers tense, gripping and meaningful, The Debt should be on the top of your must-see list
Laura Kern
Film Comment Magazine
October 9, 2011
The film delivers both as a love story and as an old-fashioned espionage thriller that no amount of implausibility can spoil.
David Aldridge
Radio Times
October 5, 2011
An entertaining addition to the recent wave of retro spy films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kate Stables
Sight and Sound
October 4, 2011
The result is a sturdy, often suspenseful piece, but one that delivers less than it promises.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 1, 2011
...a movie scrubbed of subtlety, but it's not an ineffective or boring work, it's actually highly suspenseful - at times ridiculously tense.
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
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