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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/02/2011

New movies: ‘The Debt,’ ‘Griff the Invisible’


Ciaran Hinds and Helen Mirren star along with Jessica Chastain in the espionage thriller "The debt." (Laurie Sparham - AP)
In this week’s new movies, a spy thriller manages to maintain plausibility while a superhero movie throws it out the window. Here’s what the Post critics had to say:


The Debt” (R) “A buried-secrets drama interwoven with Nazi-hunting intrigue, ‘The Debt’ roots itself in reality more plausibly than most contemporary spy films without sacrificing the genre's tense thrills.” — John DeFore


A Good Old Fashioned Orgy” (R) “The movie's very existence could no doubt impel a rash of articles and research about millenial immaturity... But it might be simpler to grab a brew, check your sophistication at the door and just enjoy the ride.” — Stephanie Merry


The Hedgehog” (Unrated) “‘The Hedgehog’ is a treat: a movie that's smart, grown-up, wry and deeply moving. Best of all, this is accomplished with the lightest of cinematic strokes. ” — Michael O’Sullivan


Seven Days in Utopia” (G) “If we graded films with golf terminology instead of stars, I'd tell you ‘Seven Days in Utopia’ shot for par... And while ‘Utopia’ wouldn't make the cut at a PGA Tour event, it musters just enough goodwill to be able to hold its head high around other golfers in the clubhouse.” — Sean O’Connell


Griff the Invisible” (Unrated) “Here's a better title for ‘Griff the Invisible,’ a well-meaning but unengaging love story about two 20-something misfits: ‘Griff the Implausible.’” — Michael O’Sullivan


Amigo" (Unrated) “Although set in the Philippines at the turn of the 20th century, during the Philippine-American War, writer-director John Sayles's latest film tries way too hard to make a point. Not about the military conflict that provides its ostensible setting, but about more recent wars.” — Michael O’Sullivan

Also opening :Shark Night 3D” and “Apollo 18.”

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