Taut, Well-Made, And Disappointing

Movies: 'The Debt'
Helen Mirren as Rachel, up to something, but what is not clear.

Somewhat inauspiciously named, “The Debt” has nothing to do with that thing our elected officials have been arguing about for the past year.

It does, however, have all the makings of a good, taut thriller. It has an impressive cast with an international pedigree (well, mostly impressive, but more on that later), splendid locations, World War II resonance and plenty of visceral, heart-pounding action.

All it lacks is a plausible plot.

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