It's a mesmerizing detective story ...with an oddly uplifting ending that suggests a commonality of the human spirit that supersedes ideology.
| Original Score: 89/100
'The Flat' has a strange staying power that the objects in the apartment didn't.
| Original Score: 4/5
An intriguing documentary about a man who discovers some huge surprises with major implications when he starts digging through the stuff left behind in his grandparent's apartment in Tel Aviv after his grandmother's death.
| Original Score: A
Since there's no big payoff, the family drama documentary fizzles in the end.
| Original Score: B-
There's something touching about the way Goldfinger obeys his moral compass.
| Original Score: 3/4
I will salute the deftness and intelligence with which Goldfinger observes the reactions of the living to the revelations of the dead.
| Original Score: A-
Grandma's closet contains a story only the third generation can hear
Are things better left alone or is revealing all always the best path? "The Flat," to its credit, offers nothing like a definitive answer.
| Original Score: B
"The Flat" is a compelling tale of history made personal, and of what happens when light is shone on something previously murky.
A grim historical detective story indeed.
The movie feels more like a thriller and a mystery than a documentary. Perhaps someday, someone will be inspired to dramatize this astonishing story.
| Original Score: 4/4
A film that turns a personal story into a commentary on international denial and healing after World War II.
| Original Score: 4.0/5.0
Engrossing doc finds buried bonds between an Israeli family and an important Nazi.
This fascinating docu should easily attract crossover auds, and merits arthouse exposure.
Watching Goldfinger's curiosity be met with different answers to the same questions while his mother absorbs this new side of her own parents proves a fascinating study in family history.
| Original Score: 7.2/10
An unsettling look at the generational fallout from the Holocaust.
A spellbinding documentary about family secrets ...
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Who lied or who hid the truth?. . .The more and more public facts and private revelations Goldfinger uncovers are tantalizingly confounding and irresistibly fascinating.
| Original Score: 9/10
The Flat is about the persistence of denial, and of hope.
| Original Score: B+
A fascinating and sensitive examination of Jewish-Nazi collaboration, generational amnesia and the delicate construction of the thing we call history.