100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
If vigilance and preemption, recompense and retaliation is not enough, the film asks, then what is?
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
This is one hot, provocative, revelatory and astonishing documentary, one sure to provoke enthralled interest and controversy wherever it is shown worldwide.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
This is a great and necessary document in support of a two-state solution. Even those who don't believe in such a solution may find their minds changed by The Gatekeepers.
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100

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It’s about spycraft, but it goes to the source. If for no other reason, it deserves to be seen for arranging decades of events in the Middle East into a chronology that, to an outsider, makes dreadful sense.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The film, by seasoned cinematographer Dror Moreh, is a feat — of access and of passionate and appropriately unsettling political commentary.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

The Gatekeepers has a cold air to it: washed-out colors, tan ominous soundtrack, eerily floating satellite footage… The most chilling aspect, however, is the blunt commentary about the work itself.
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100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The Israeli journalist Dror Moreh has hit a documentarian's trifecta with The Gatekeepers. It's an exemplary piece of enterprise journalism, a vivid history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and a polemic that's all the more remarkable for the shared experience of the polemicists.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The Gatekeepers cuts deeper than any political thriller. It's a powerhouse.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Until this film, these Shin Bet directors had never consented to an interview. Now that they've spoken - and have said the unexpected - we can only wonder if their words will have an influence.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
A fascinating and informative, if sometimes stodgy, documentary about the most secret wing of Israel's anti-espionage unit.
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91 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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