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Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8

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  1. Reviewed by: Loren King
    May 31, 2012
    75
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Jun 21, 2012
    70
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Tirdad Derakhshani
    Jul 26, 2012
    63
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    May 16, 2012
    63
    The documentary is briskly paced, often compelling, but a little soft, as it succumbs to hero worship.
  5. Reviewed by: Stephanie Merry
    May 15, 2012
    63
    This was a man who needed no help standing out from the crowd.
  6. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    May 18, 2012
    60
    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.
  7. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    May 18, 2012
    50
    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.
  8. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    May 15, 2012
    50
    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.
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  1. Jul 8, 2012
    0
    There's propaganda, then there's this garbage. It's positively stomach-turning. If you only get to see one movie this year, make sure it's notThere's propaganda, then there's this garbage. It's positively stomach-turning. If you only get to see one movie this year, make sure it's not this one. Full Review »