USA Today - 08/31/2011
"THE DEBT is a highly ambitious film....The film's refusal to simplify complicated moral terrain makes for a compelling tale."
Los Angeles Times - 08/31/2011
"Bristling with dangers both corporeal and cerebral, THE DEBT is a superbly crafted espionage thriller packed with Israeli-Nazi score settling."
Total Film - 10/01/2011 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's Chastain who leaves the most significant impression, not least when placing Christensen in a very compromising position."
Entertainment Weekly - 09/09/2011
"[THE DEBT] toggles between two eras in a busy, satisfying way." -- Grade: B+
Sight and Sound - 10/01/2011
"Working from a script by Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman, Madden keeps the film's flashback structure intriguing..."
Film Comment - 09/01/2011
"[T]he film delivers both as a love story and as an old-fashioned espionage thriller..."
Starring Helen Mirren and Sam Worthington, THE DEBT begins in 1965 when three Mossad agents bring their own brand of lethal justice to a Nazi responsible for the deaths of many Jews. However, decades later, a man who says he is the war criminal is still alive, and the trio must discover what really happened. Screenwriters Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman take a detour from the fantasy land of STARDUST to write this history-charged thriller.