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Reviews: The Gatekeepers (2012)

GatekeepersReviews for this film from our members:

  • Chris Barsanti @ Film Journal International
    • Excerpt: An eye-opening documentary about the hollow victories of Israel’s top anti-terror fighters, The Gatekeepers is a tart, complicated cocktail of a film sure to send audience members out of the theatre with heads abuzz and arguments a-popping.
  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: That The Gatekeepers even exists is commendable enough on its own. But the sticky, compelling and frustrating result is even more stunning.
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
    • Excerpt: As a work of contemporary political history and moral philosophy, it’s essential viewing.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: This brave documentary draws a line in the sand. One just wishes Moreh had asked these men what they were doing to change the situation now other than having changed their minds.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Unprecedented and deeply unsettling, it offers little hope for a lasting peace in that war-torn region.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ Film4.com
    • Excerpt: Whatever you know – or think you know – about the Middle East and Israel’s role in its politics may well be challenged or even completely overturned…
  • Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit
    • Excerpt: Director Dror Moreh doesn’t rest on his scoop
  • Piers Marchant @ Sweet Smell of Success
    • Excerpt: Oscar-nommed doc runs the gamut of political ferver from hope to despair and back again.
  • [New – 5/16] | Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: The questions that haunt this very haunting documentary are desperately basic ones: Do the things we do in the name of protecting our security work? Do they work on a moral level? Do they work on a practical level? Do they make things better? Or do they make things worse?
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: “The Gatekeepers” is an exceptionally well-crafted documentary that commands repeated viewings to fully absorb the enormous quantity and quality of editorial information it provides about one of the world’s most contentious ongoing political and human dilemmas. See it.
  • Ron Wilkinson @ MonstersandCritics.com
    • Excerpt: An inside look into one of the most secretive and sophisticated intelligence apparatus in the world may not be what you expected.
  • Amber Wilkinson @ Eye For Film
Updated: July 23, 2015 — 9:54 pm

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