The Debt (Oliver's Deal)

2016

The Debt (Oliver's Deal)

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Set against the backdrop of an international finance deal with profound social implications, The Debt tells the story of a wealthy American businessman sets out to score the deal of a lifetime and gets entangled in a battle for land, money, and power in Peru.

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  • With a tortured structure, uneven pacing, and the specter of the oft-reviled "white savior," The Debt's narrative never rises to the level of its thesis about economic exploitation.

    Sep 9, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Well-meaning but contrived ...

    Jul 8, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Toggling between the breathtaking Peruvian highlands and the busy clamor of Lima, "The Debt" places three very different lives on a collision course freighted with moral and financial complexity.

    Jul 7, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Barney Elliott's The Debt deals in murky ethics and exploitation in this well-acted trio of connecting stories set in Peru.

    Jul 7, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Despite its best efforts to be thought-provoking, the film is dramatically inert, slow and its revelations aren't all that politically illuminating, relying on coincidence and worn tropes to obfuscate its lack of ingenuity.

    Jun 24, 2016 | Full Review…
  • The result is well meaning, well shot (especially the rural scenes) and well acted (you can't go wrong with David Strathairn), but ultimately a dramatic disappointment.

    Jul 8, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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