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  • 63
    Tirdad Derakhshani Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's as exhilarating and moving a film opening as you're likely to experience. Sadly, the rest of Follow Me doesn't live up to this overture. show more

  • 75
    Loren King Boston Globe

    Jonathan Gruber and Ari Daniel Pinchot have assembled a straightforward documentary that uses Yoni's own words - in the form of his moving, eloquent letters and poems - to create a searing portrait of his short but meaningful life. show more

  • 63
    Washington Post

    This was a man who needed no help standing out from the crowd. show more

  • 63
    Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine

    The documentary is briskly paced, often compelling, but a little soft, as it succumbs to hero worship. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    While recollections of the participants in the rescue are often riveting, the subject of Jonathan Gruber and Ari Daniel Pinchot's film remains elusively out of grasp. show more

  • 70
    Los Angeles Times

    Netanyahu's letters, read with sensitivity by actor Marton Csokas, help to fill in gaps with their vivid and thoughtful poetics, whether he's discussing the horrors of war, his nostalgia for Jerusalem in the '50s or his outsider's view of "empty, meaningless life" in the States. show more

  • 60
    Neil Genzlinger The New York Times

    Serves up its material with an excess of treacly music and an overabundance of glowing reminiscences. This has the odd effect of making his story less powerful than it actually is. show more

  • 50
    Ernest Hardy Village Voice

    There are so many complicated political, religious, and cultural issues swirling around Yoni's story, and Follow Me keeps them on the sidelines. It is pure hagiography. show more

  • September 09, 2012 FedUp
    Report This User

    The feeling this film engenders is that you are sitting in the midst of greatness.

  • June 02, 2012 patihij
    Report This User

    Great film, testament to Israeli army.

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