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  • Summary: After leading the dramatic raid to free the hostages at Entebbe, Yonatan Netanyahu becomes the “impossible missionʼs” most tragic casualty. With his death, Yonatan became an international hero.
    Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu story is an intimate journey into a young heroʼs mind.
    The narration for this compelling film was drawn from Yonatan Netanyahu's own letters and words, which unveil the complex character of this thoroughly modern young hero. Yonatan's words are deeply moving through his deep-rooted introspection, self-understanding, and heartfelt passions. (Crystal City Entertainment) Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 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: Stephanie Merry
    May 15, 2012
    63
    This was a man who needed no help standing out from the crowd.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  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.

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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 not this one. Expand