• The Gatekeepers (2013)

The Gatekeepers

Release Date: February 1st, 2013

DVD Release Date: July 9th, 2013

PG-13 |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Six former heads of Israel's secret service agency, the Shin Bet, discuss their organization's successes and failures since the Six Day War in 1967.

Cast: Ami Ayalon, Avi Dichter

Director: Dror Moreh

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Cinephil, Les Films du Poisson

Keywords: Engaging, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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. show more

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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. show more

  • 100
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    This is one hot, provocative, revelatory and astonishing documentary, one sure to provoke enthralled interest and controversy wherever it is shown worldwide. show more

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Nominated Documentary (Feature)