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The Flat Reviews

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 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 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 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
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
A spellbinding documentary about family secrets ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 26, 2012
The Flat is about the persistence of denial, and of hope.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 26, 2012
A fascinating and sensitive examination of Jewish-Nazi collaboration, generational amnesia and the delicate construction of the thing we call history.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 24, 2012
It tells an out-of-the-ordinary personal story and examines broad historical issues of societal memory and selective amnesia, of what is hidden between generations and what is revealed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 18, 2012
A film that begins as a family quest but evolves into a gripping study of know-don't-tell reticence and the umbilical tie of a lost homeland.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 18, 2012
Goes from intriguing to astonishing by way of unfathomable.
October 18, 2012
Ultimately, this is not a film about one specific event but about human nature - most notably, the instincts toward denial and delusion, acceptance and forgiveness. From start to finish, revelations abound.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 16, 2012
In families, this fascinating film suggests, acknowledging or denying the darker truths of one's legacy is a choice that must be made again and again, each and every day.
October 16, 2012
There's only so deep Goldfinger can dig. After a while, he's left unearthing nothing but fitfully fascinating speculation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5