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The Gatekeepers Reviews

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September 17, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 8, 2013
Ultimately the movie feels evasive, and its flashy, digitally animated re-creations of military surveillance footage unpleasantly evoke the Call of Duty video games.
February 28, 2013
I got as much enjoyment out of this film about as much as a 6 year-old would.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 21, 2013
Important and incomplete.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 11, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 31, 2013
Self-serving baloney reminiscent of Errol Morris's Robert McNamara documentary
March 24, 2013
Director Dror Moreh doesn't rest on his scoop
September 27, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 4, 2013
A candid, revelatory and at times disturbing documentary that represents one of the 'must-sees' of 2013.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 8, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 11, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 23, 2013
THE GATEKEEPERS doesn't want to function in binaries, it immerses you into the moral and ethical 'grey' quandary of Israel/Palestine.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 21, 2012
The filmmaker doesn't speculate about why these men are talking, but he leaves you with an excellent guess.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 5, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 8, 2013
Dror Moreh's documentary is remarkable not for stylistic innovation but for the very fact it exists.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 21, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 1, 2013
The access boggles the mind, and some of the stories are riveting.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.4/10
May 2, 2013
A powerful cautionary tale about the concept of security, and how illusory it really is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 7, 2013
The subjects' openness is refreshing - and sometimes frightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
February 8, 2013
Moreh has assembled a thorough, evenhanded and fascinating examination of people and operations straight out of a spy novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.7/10
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