Watch The Debt
- 1 hr 39 min
The Debt is a thrilling and captivating movie from the year 2015, starring Stephen Dorff, David Strathairn, Brooke Langton, and other talented names. The movie follows the story of three retired Mossad agents, Rachel Singer (Helen Mirren), Stephan Gold (Tom Wilkinson), and David Peretz (Ciarán Hinds) who are hailed as national heroes for their successful mission in capturing a Nazi war criminal in East Berlin in 1965. The mission was dangerous, and their lives were at stake during the mission, but they succeeded in capturing and bringing the war criminal back to Israel to face justice.
Thirty years later, the Israeli government learns that the war criminal is still alive and hiding in the Ukraine. Therefore, Rachel is requested to finish the mission that she had started three decades ago. Rachel agrees to the request, and as she departs to finish the mission, the story gives an insight into her past, and the sacrifices that they had to make during the mission.
As the story progresses, one can easily see the emotional baggage that Rachel has to carry with her, not to mention, the conflict between the team members. As a result, the movie becomes more and more character driven, and in every conversation that takes place, audiences will find themselves deeply engrossed in the emotions and depth of each of the characters.
The performance of Stephen Dorff, who plays the younger version of David Peretz is commendable. His portrayal of the character is effective, and his ability to portray the vulnerability of David, along with his fierce determination to complete the mission is incredible. David Strathairn, who plays the older Stephan Gold, is also excellent. His portrayal of the character, and his ability to dig deep into the character's psyche is magnificent.
Brooke Langton, who portrays the younger version of Rachel, delivers a spell-binding performance. Her determination, as well as her vulnerabilities, are portrayed with mastery, and audiences can't help but feel sympathetic for her character. Later in the movie, audiences witness the older version of Rachel, played by Helen Mirren, who carries the film with her seasoned performance. Her portrayal of the character is authentic, and she is able to convey the emotions of Rachel effortlessly.
The screenplay was written by Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman, and Peter Straughan. The trio has done an excellent job in creating a compelling story. The dialogue is powerful, and the pacing of the movie is appropriate. There is never a dull moment in the film, and the pacing is deliberate, allowing audiences to understand the complexities of each of the characters.
The direction by John Madden is excellent, and he has used the talents of his cast to their full potential. The cinematography by Ben Davis is also commendable, and he has used his camera in a way that adds to the tension of the film.
In conclusion, The Debt is a movie that is powerful, emotional, and full of twists and turns. The performances of the cast, the direction, and the screenplay come together to create a movie that is captivating from start to finish. The film is a must-watch, and it is highly recommended to anyone who enjoys character-driven thrillers.
The Debt is a 2016 mystery with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.