Even when the so-called Gatekeepers offer up damning testimony against their organization, there's no real threat that they'll ever be held accountable for it.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Ultimately the movie feels evasive, and its flashy, digitally animated re-creations of military surveillance footage unpleasantly evoke the Call of Duty video games.
I got as much enjoyment out of this film about as much as a 6 year-old would.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Important and incomplete.
While memorable in sometimes unexpected ways (1980 head Avraham Shalom's long unwashed nails), there is always the nagging feeling that any revelations are being pushed or sold a little too hard.
| Original Score: 3/5
Self-serving baloney reminiscent of Errol Morris's Robert McNamara documentary
Director Dror Moreh doesn't rest on his scoop
This is unprecedented stuff right here, on a topic so volatile it feels like it's just waiting to explode. And as a film, it's effective - for the most part.
| Original Score: B+
A candid, revelatory and at times disturbing documentary that represents one of the 'must-sees' of 2013.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
What's extraordinary about The Gatekeepers isn't just that these guys have agreed to speak on camera - which is remarkable in itself - it's how utterly, astonishingly open and candid they are.
The Gatekeepers is a fascinating, often shocking, look into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the eyes of some of the men who would know it best.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Although The Gatekeepers may not be quite theatrical nor dramatic enough for it to be highly recommended as a cinematic experience, this does feel like a film that really should be seen.
THE GATEKEEPERS doesn't want to function in binaries, it immerses you into the moral and ethical 'grey' quandary of Israel/Palestine.
| Original Score: 4/5
The filmmaker doesn't speculate about why these men are talking, but he leaves you with an excellent guess.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Dror Moreh's terrific documentary can stand beside Errol Morris's The Fog of War as a cinematic illustration of how human psyches bend beneath the pressure of terrible actions.
Dror Moreh's documentary is remarkable not for stylistic innovation but for the very fact it exists.
The film makes explicit and implicit endorsements. The strategy of vengeance and overkill is ineffective and leads Israel to horrific behavior described only through metaphor.
| Original Score: 4/4
The access boggles the mind, and some of the stories are riveting.
| Original Score: 8.4/10
A powerful cautionary tale about the concept of security, and how illusory it really is.
The subjects' openness is refreshing - and sometimes frightening.
| Original Score: 9.5/10