One Sentence: Master craft suspense.
Release Date: 31-Aug-2011
The Debt is probably the last movie on your list to see this weekend. The horrible marketing and lack of information on the movie has led to a confused audience expectation. What is this movie about? Is Helen Mirren an old lady spy? What is The Debt she owes? And of course, I haven’t even heard of this movie. It is understandable, I had all of those same questions going on in my head as I sat down to a screening the day before it was to be released in theaters.
What I found out was, this was a powerful, intense thriller that delivers a story that crosses 30 years in an amazing way. It grabs on quickly and doesn’t let you go until the screen is bleached in white for the closing. Helen Mirren is not in it as much as her counterpart Jessica Chastain, but both women deliver powerful performances that are worth the price of admission themselves. Luckily you get more than just these two wonderful performances, you get a stellar story that puts you on the edge of your seat right from the start, an amazing supporting cast, and one of the best villains in recent movie history.
So you might want to change your plans if you were planning on seeing Apollo 18. The Debt might actually be the better thriller for this weekend. I highly recommend this movie to everyone and think it is one of the best movies of the year.