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The Debt (Oliver's Deal) (2016)

The Debt (Oliver's Deal) (2016)

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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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Well-meaning but contrived ...

July 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.

July 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.

July 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.

June 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.

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

[Director] Elliott clearly cares about the exploitation of Latin American resources by rapacious foreign corporations, but his characters are one-dimensional mouthpieces for whatever point he wants to make in a given scene.

July 6, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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