Review | The Debt

Credit: Laurie Sparham/Focus Features

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Us Rating: ***

This brisk thriller begins in 1997: Secret agent Rachel (Helen Mirren) is lauded for killing a Nazi decades earlier. But did she? Cut to 1965, when a young Rachel (Jessica Chastain) and her partners track their target. Mirren's final battle veers toward the silly, but Chastain brings nuance to her tense scenes. (Miramax, $30)