• Released
  • February 1, 2013
  • (LA, NY)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 36 min
  • Documentary
  • 83 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Interviews with six former heads of the Shin Bet, Israel's secret service agency.

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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Chicago Sun-Times

The Gatekeepers has a cold air to it: washed-out colors, tan ominous soundtrack, eerily floating satellite footage… The most chilling...
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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...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The Gatekeepers cuts deeper than any political thriller. It's a powerhouse.
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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...
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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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Rated PG-13 | For For violent content including disturbing images.