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The Flat Reviews

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August 4, 2015
One of the most surprising, engaging, and psychologically complex documentaries of recent years.
April 27, 2013
It's a mesmerizing detective story ...with an oddly uplifting ending that suggests a commonality of the human spirit that supersedes ideology.
Full Review | Original Score: 89/100
February 2, 2013
'The Flat' has a strange staying power that the objects in the apartment didn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 7, 2012
Arnon's filmmaking is flaccid, with TV-style interviews and rote reaction shots in place of cinematic imagery and deftly edited surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 30, 2012
Since there's no big payoff, the family drama documentary fizzles in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 29, 2012
There's something touching about the way Goldfinger obeys his moral compass.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 28, 2012
I will salute the deftness and intelligence with which Goldfinger observes the reactions of the living to the revelations of the dead.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 23, 2012
Grandma's closet contains a story only the third generation can hear
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 22, 2012
Are things better left alone or is revealing all always the best path? "The Flat," to its credit, offers nothing like a definitive answer.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 15, 2012
"The Flat" is a compelling tale of history made personal, and of what happens when light is shone on something previously murky.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 13, 2012
An earnest and deeply personal exhumation of proverbial skeletons in the family closet, The Flat is damned by its own incuriosity.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 13, 2012
A grim historical detective story indeed.
November 8, 2012
Once the facts have been presented, the film begins to run out of steam and one is only left to question why the filmmaker took this approach.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 1, 2012
The movie feels more like a thriller and a mystery than a documentary. Perhaps someday, someone will be inspired to dramatize this astonishing story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 1, 2012
A film that turns a personal story into a commentary on international denial and healing after World War II.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/5.0
November 1, 2012
Engrossing doc finds buried bonds between an Israeli family and an important Nazi.
November 1, 2012
This fascinating docu should easily attract crossover auds, and merits arthouse exposure.
November 1, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.2/10
November 1, 2012
An unsettling look at the generational fallout from the Holocaust.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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