The Devil Next Door: Limited Series (2019)


Limited Series
The Devil Next Door

Critics Consensus

Compelling, but challenging, The Devil Next Door can be uncomfortable viewing, but essential interviews and an empathetic eye come together to shed light on an important story.

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Critic Ratings: 11

80%

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User Ratings: 30
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Air date: Nov 4, 2019
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Air date: Nov 4, 2019
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Air date: Nov 4, 2019
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Air date: Nov 4, 2019

Tv Season Info

A Cleveland grandfather is brought to trial in Israel, accused of being the infamous Nazi death camp guard known as Ivan the Terrible.

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Critic Reviews for The Devil Next Door Limited Series

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

The directors do so well to populate the Israeli trial portion of the story, but aren't nearly as successful following the case past that.

Nov 4, 2019 | Full Review…

One of the most powerful things you'll see this year.

Nov 20, 2019 | Full Review…

That said, it's a chilling, often intriguing survey of an event that many of us may remember, but in our current political landscape is worth revisiting. This documentary - like history - should be deeply considered despite its imperfections.

Nov 13, 2019 | Full Review…

This saga of multiple legal battles, alive with passion and uncertainty, is filled with proofs leading here, twists leading there, until finally there are facts. That journey never loses an iota of its riveting force.

Nov 6, 2019 | Full Review…

It largely stuck to the relatively straightforward task of delineating events as they unfolded, although even here there were leaps and gaps in the telling I needed to fill in for myself via the internet after it was all over.

Nov 6, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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The Devil Next Door is a good revisiting of a case that has faded from a lot of people's minds. But to those who remember it, or even those who weren't around back then, it'll bring this important case back to life.

Nov 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, despite being a difficult but necessary watch, all The Devil Next Door did was leave this almost-question hanging in the last 15 minutes.

Nov 13, 2019 | Full Review…

It was a lot to fit into 5 episodes and could have benefitted with one or two additional eps in order to flesh out more of what was happening around the trial, instead of in it. Despite this, [it] is still worth your time.

Nov 8, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a complicated saga where people took their positions early on and never wavered. The series walks a fine line between the two camps and is quite successful in presenting all points of view.

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

The series is helped greatly by the participation of O'Connor and Sheftel, both of whom are candid and frank - almost to a fault - about the trial and their roles in it, as well in understanding the media scrutiny they both came under.

Nov 6, 2019 | Full Review…

The Devil Next Door is a comprehensive, empathetic retelling. In addition to telling a story with such gravity, the series is fascinating and thought-provoking.

Nov 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Devil Next Door: Limited Series

  • 5d ago
    Riveting. I wish they would have shown more of the German trial though so we could know why and how he was found guilty.
  • Nov 14, 2019
    Its definitely a (hard to see) must watch. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because it left me with so many more questions.
  • Nov 13, 2019
    It was good, not great. I really would've liked one more episode on how the government decided to prosecute him and how they looked into Nazi war criminals. Other than that I liked it.
  • Nov 11, 2019
    Very interesting documentary and I think some people are missing what really should have gotten out of it. It was not watching whether they got the right man Ivan the terrible or not. It was seeing how court and law being played out on both sides can be very far from perfect with biasses and prejudices. And these are people who have study law for years and years yet to see how flaw the system an people can be it is almost scary to think how it can very much mirror courts of today. These are the experts defending/prosecuting and judging makes it quite the incentive to want to stay on right side of law because it can some times play out like a bad scene from judge Judy apparently.
  • Nov 10, 2019
    Great documentary. Keeps you in suspense to the end.
  • Nov 10, 2019
    Brilliant documentary for such a delicate topic. Manages to present both sides quite well. Number of chapters is ok, as it doesn't feel stretched.
  • Nov 09, 2019
    Valuable as a document of cynical travesty of justice for the sake of popular agendas. Otherwise, very unbalanced and prejudiced.
  • Nov 09, 2019
    Riveting. Shocking. Thought provoking. Recommend.
  • Nov 08, 2019
    Amazing. I was on the edge of my seat. I was crying. It was such an intense thing to watch. Loved this show
  • Nov 08, 2019
    2 stars for the Kangaroo court hearing. Was hard to even finish this crud. I started thinking I'd learn something about Ivan the Terrible, but find a pitiful spectacle of a for show trial. Especially when we know that eye witness testimony is so pitifully flawed.

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