September 1, 2011

The Debt - 2011

Director: John Madden
Writers: Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman, & Peter Straughan
Starring: Jessica Chastain/Helen Mirren, Marton Csokas/Tom Wilkinson, Sam Worthington/Ciaran Hinds

After spending 30 years without a second thought, three ex-Mossad agents are haunted by a specter from a past mission.

Not having seen the original Israeli film HaHov that this was based on, I can't say too much. In its most basic parts, this film has it all: six great (well-cast) performances of a strong script, with just the right balance of action and drama, and not too much subtitle-reading. Sam Worthington even manages to hold onto an appropriate accent, so he's come a long way from Clash of the Titans last year. I just might go back and hit up the original when I get a chance, in fact. A-

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