Six actors play three roles over 30 years in a thriller about Nazis, Israeli spies and lots of lies in The Debt.
Helen Mirren plays a retired Mossad agent named Rachel who is honored for her role in the assassination of a Nazi war criminal in 1965. Thirty years have passed, but questions remain. Did she and associate Stephan (Tom Wilkinson) and others kill their target?
Jessica Chastain plays a young Rachel as the suspense builds across two time periods. It’s a political thriller worth watching simply because it is so much smarter and more realistic than most movies. Consider it brain food.
The flick-o-meter gives The Debt four out of five.