Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
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  1. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Nov 29, 2012
    60
    A fascinating and informative, if sometimes stodgy, documentary about the most secret wing of Israel's anti-espionage unit.
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Feb 4, 2013
    10
    Still, for all the exploits and moments of success, the prevailing tone at the end is one of near-despair over the future of Israel on theStill, for all the exploits and moments of success, the prevailing tone at the end is one of near-despair over the future of Israel on the part of knowledgeable patriots who have spent their lives manning the ramparts. The climactic comments of all six participants lament weak-willed leadership, an Israel that's become a “police state,” and a point at which “We've become...cruel.” Full Review »
  2. Jul 19, 2013
    1
    Dramatic documentary about colonial occupation and murder of indigenous inhabitants told without remorse. Its a movie one would expect in aDramatic documentary about colonial occupation and murder of indigenous inhabitants told without remorse. Its a movie one would expect in a parallel universe where the bad guys won but horrifying it exists in ours. Full Review »
  3. Mar 16, 2013
    10
    An absolute must for anyone who has followed the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, but from the mouth of one side looking back on history, andAn absolute must for anyone who has followed the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, but from the mouth of one side looking back on history, and from people who should know, and who are amazingly frank and self reflective. Former leaders of Shin Bet, the Israeli secret service, are interviewed and are surprisingly candid, wise, philosophic and even rueful about their business. A cautionary tale indeed and quite appropriate in this day of occupation,drones and special ops. Now if we could only get something similar from the other side! Full Review »