August 30, 2011 10:15 PM

Review | Three-star spy thriller ‘The Debt’ has big payoffs

At first the title of “The Debt” — which opens today — connotes some unfinished duty, as in debt of gratitude. But as this twisty espionage thriller unfolds, it becomes clear the title refers more to how the burdens of past mistakes accumulate over time — like the national debt.

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