In 1965, three Mossad agents fail to succeed in their mission to eliminate the ill-famed Nazi war criminal. Disappointed, they decide to keep it a secret only to witness it unveil after thirty years.
Director: John Madden
Its time-shifting narrative creates distracting casting problems, but ultimately, The Debt is a smart, well-acted entry in a genre that could use more like it.
The performances are what counts, and Mirren and Chastain certainly deliver.
A film like this must rely not just on pacing, but on performances, which is where The Debt really shines.
"The Debt" tackles themes of humanity, revenge and truth so successfully it's hard not to find it powerful - even if it's not the Oscar bait it might have hoped to be.
Solid, workmanlike storytelling is what's on offer in this meaty thriller with robust and satisfying star turns...
Tagline: Every secret comes with a price.
Genres: drama, thriller
Editor: Alexander Berner
Casting: Michelle Guish
Director of photography: Ben Davis
Costume design: Natalie Ward
Production design: Jim Clay
Runtime: 113 min
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Israel
Language: English, German, Russian
Sound Mix: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1