Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary
Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary (2002)

Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary is a feature-length interview with 81-year-old Austrian Traudl Junge, who served as Hitler's personal secretary from 1942 to 1945, when she was in her early twenties. She saw Hitler in his everyday… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 28, 2003
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The testimony of Junge is more than enough to make this bare-bones documentary fascinating.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

You almost feel as if Satan's personal assistant had decided to pull up a chair and tell all. Is it possible not to be interested?

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Isn't much of a movie, but it's a whale of a story.

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David Keyes

All 87 minutes of the film consists of interviews, with no inclination to stage it beyond the words acting as reveals of insightful new information.

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Gene Seymour

Both a documentary and, for all intents and purposes, the last testament of a generation's tragic folly.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

A footnote in the troubled history of the world. A footnote, yes, but a fascinating one.

Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

A deceptively slender documentary that opens up enormous questions about guilt, forgiveness, and moral responsibility. It will stay with you.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Both mesmerizing and disquieting.

Doris N. Truong
Dallas Morning News

The film's legacy is a poignant reminder of how Hitler's shadow still looms.

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Martin Scribbs
Mixed Reviews

The premise ... apparently so captivated SPOT's makers that they failed to notice the finished product's complete lack of insight.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Stephen M
The great strength of this movie is its simplicity, the very thing which seems to put a lot of people off. There's no melodramatically intercut archive… More
John Ballantine
A fabulous documentary. A very unique perspective on one of the most detestable individuals in history.