The Flat Synopsis
Cleaning out an apartment leads to unexpected discoveries and secrets coming to light.
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San Francisco Chronicle

The movie feels more like a thriller and a mystery than a documentary. Perhaps someday, someone will be inspired to dramatize this...
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
I will salute the deftness and intelligence with which Goldfinger observes the reactions of the living to the revelations of the dead.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
What makes The Flat mesmerizing is its wealth of historical detail. What makes it universal is what it says about families everywhere -...
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88

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
A quietly brilliant study in cognitive dissonance, The Flat is a documentary look at Holocaust denial, but not the kind you might think.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Is something being hidden? No. It's more that something doesn't want to be known.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Ultimately, this is not a film about one specific event but about human nature - most notably, the instincts toward denial and delusion,...
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
There's something touching about the way Goldfinger obeys his moral compass. He doesn't seem at all happy with that luxury. It's a burden...
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63

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
The Holocaust must never be forgotten, but like many well-intentioned documentaries, The Flat derives more power from the implicit strength...
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63

Slant Magazine

By Joseph Jon Lanthier
Accusation is the rhetoric of outrage, and Arnon Goldfinger can't bring himself to experience even conservative anger, regardless of its...
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40

Time Out New York

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The Flat details his efforts to understand this unusual situation, and although the film suggests that his relatives may have maintained...
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A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE PILGRIMAGE OF AN ISRAELI MAN, STRUGGLING TO UNDERSTAND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HIS JEWISH GRANDPARENTS, AND A HIGH-RANKING NAZI OFFICIAL.

By Peneflix
A tiresome, true tale of an Israeli man, after the death of his 98–year-old grandmother, discovering correspondence, photographs and empirical evidence of a lifelong relationship between his Jewish...

Relentless Search for the Truth about a Nazi

By pedsarq
The relatives of a holocaust survivor go through her apartment after she dies and find evidence that she and her husband were good friends with a German couple who were active Nazis before, during,...

Long and boring

By elijahlight
The trailer made it seem like a great mystery discovered. Instead it slowly told the story of friends on different sides of a war....

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Rated NR