Written March 29, 2015
An outstanding documentary. Insight about the struggle between Israel and Palestinians from the point of view of the surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets.
Their experience and insight into the problems and how they might have been avoided.
Written January 30, 2015
I love all connections to Israel. For me the best part of the movie was trying to understand the hebrew without looking at the subtitles. I didn't understand why "The Gatekeepers " were talking about their experiences in the Shin Bet . I was so bored. I can't recommend this movie and don't even understand why anyone would be interested in hearing the gatekeepers speak about their days when they were the commanders.
Written October 29, 2014
All 4 of us found it to be a very moving, interesting, and challenging, as well as disturbing, movie. It is impressive that the film-maker found 6 former heads of Shin Bet who ALL felt based on what they’d experienced that Israel was handling the Palestinian crisis “improperly.” I use “improperly” as a catchall for adverbs like unwisely, immorally (or amorally?), unintelligently, illegally and/or others. Perhaps, the movie is a call to find and then to regain higher ground, in terms of morality and wisdom and of who Israel is
Written January 31, 2015
Interviews with 6 former heads of Bet Shin, the Israeli counterintelligence and antiterrorism agency. Very impressive individuals with a grim story to tell about Israeli right wing politics undermining and sabotaging every chance for a reasonable two-state solution. A real insiders view.
Written September 19, 2014
Not a "fun" film to watch, but an important one. Impressively made, seemingly objectively framed and positioned, and therefore well-positioned to help viewers understand aspects of Israel's security situation that have been unknown / hidden for decades.