Critics on Killing Kasztner:
If you know the name Rezso Kasztner, you won't need any encouragement to see 'Killing Kasztner: The Jew Who Dealt With Nazis'. If you don't, that is even more reason to see this documentary on the strange and compelling life and death of one of the most morally complex figures to come out of the Holocaust. *Critics Choice*
One of the Ten Best Films of the Year
A gripping study of how a nation defines itself through its heroes
It’s one thing when a documentary tells a story that has already unfolded. But when it provides a new window onto the past and even creates new chapters, that’s when documentary filmmaking reaches its pinnacle. This is where filmmaker Gaylen Ross has found herself with “Killing Kasztner: The Jew Who Dealt with Nazis.”
... Did I say a film? Indeed, I did… it is actually a searing documentary.. this is a movie so philosophically contentious, also in the abstract, that anyone who ponders well will want to ponder here.”
... poses hard questions about how countries pick their heroes and scapegoats from history."
... a narrative that rivals any Hollywood political thriller