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 The Debt 

What grade would you give this film?
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The Debt is a 2011 drama-thriller film directed by John Madden based on a screenplay written by Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman and Peter Straughan. The film is a remake of the 2007 Israeli film of the same name by Assaf Bernstein. It stars Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain, Ciarán Hinds, Tom Wilkinson and Marton Csokas .

Originally scheduled for a December 2010 release, the film was released in the U.S. on August 31, 2011.

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My review: http://www.worldofkj.com/article.php?i=412

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The performances were pretty good, Chastain being the standout, but the script is fairly weak. It all seems too much by the books and even when the "twist" is revealed, the response is not strong enough. *1/2


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1 and a half stars - ouch! I thought it was great - one of the standouts of the year.

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Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:26 pm
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THE DEBT - 8/10 (A-)

I was so impressed by this. A very intelligent and well-made thriller. Jessica Chastain is simply wonderful here. With her roles in many films throughout 2011 (The Help, Tree of Life, Take Shelter, and this) I can say without a doubt that I love this woman. She's a true talent. Sam Worthington was great in this and at the best I've seen him. The love triangle between the main characters was surprisingly involving.

I originally wasn't even that interested in this but am so glad I saw it. Didn't think I'd love it so much.

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I think all the flashbacks and non-linear chronology actually hurts the film more than anything. It would've worked a lot better as a more straight-forward narrative, in my opinion. Far too convoluted otherwise.

But Chastain and Mirren are great, although more Ciarán Hinds would've been welcome (as always). And Sam Worthington was pretty good, actually. Surprisingly.

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But Chastain and Mirren are great, although more Ciarán Hinds would've been welcome (as always). And Sam Worthington was pretty good, actually. Surprisingly.


Completely agree.

Ciaran Hinds has a key role in Game of Thrones - cant wait.

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