Yossi

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  • Summary: Ten years after Yossi and Jagger, the tragic love story of two IDF officers serving in Lebanon, director Eytan Fox returns to find out what has happened with Yossi. Dr. Yossi Hoffman has become a valued and dedicated cardiologist, often using his work as a way to escape from dealing with hisTen years after Yossi and Jagger, the tragic love story of two IDF officers serving in Lebanon, director Eytan Fox returns to find out what has happened with Yossi. Dr. Yossi Hoffman has become a valued and dedicated cardiologist, often using his work as a way to escape from dealing with his lonely, closeted life. His daily routine at the hospital is shaken up by the arrival of a mysterious woman. He follows her, and through the surprising connection they make, receives a rare opportunity to deal with his trauma. [Strand Releasing]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    Jan 24, 2013
    90
    Funny, exuberant and shamelessly seductive, Yossi is an unabashedly populist entertainment with a spirit conciliatory enough to melt the heart of any naysayer.
  2. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Jan 30, 2013
    80
    The extra weight that the actor has packed on gives him an air of vulnerability that makes his character's ultimate emergence from his seemingly impenetrable emotional shell all the more moving.
  3. Reviewed by: Diego Semerene
    Jan 24, 2013
    75
    The film is at its finest as a catalogue of Yossi's unspoken ache, less so when it begins to flirt with the clichés of the love story.
  4. Reviewed by: Rick Groen
    Mar 21, 2013
    75
    Yossi is an early spring breeze of a film – too delicate to be substantial but definitely holding the promise of warmth.
  5. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jan 24, 2013
    60
    You'll want to see Eytan Fox's acclaimed 2002 drama "Yossi & Jagger" before watching this intimate, often-moving sequel.
  6. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Jan 24, 2013
    60
    What began as a reasonably hardheaded look at profound and rapid cultural change turns into a feel-good fantasy of salvation.
  7. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Jan 24, 2013
    50
    The film keeps its focus small, but the trouble is, the characters' emotions stay that way, too.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jan 26, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Yossi is a gentle and moving film which takes up the story of its title character, a bereft gay man now overworking as a cardioligist in Tel Aviv, ten years after the initial film 'Yossi and Jaeger' concluded. Ohad Knoller gives a wonderfully understated performance as the somewhat disillusioned title character unwilling or unable to commit to another relationship due to the great loss experienced in the earlier film. The screenplay offers up some really great scenes which are very affecting and painfully honest to observe as, for example, when he visits the parents of his 'lost' lover and unwittingly tells them about their son's true sexuality. Also, later in the film, his reluctance to become involved with a young gay soldier is allowed to unfold quite beautifully evoking genuine emotion which leads to an optimistic ending, that whilst well earned, is highly unlikely. A big plus for the film is the songs and music by Keren Ann which perfectly fit the mood of the story. Expand
  2. Feb 18, 2013
    8
    Interesting, touching and well acted film. I just wish more time was spent on Yossi's involvement with the charming 27 year old gayInteresting, touching and well acted film. I just wish more time was spent on Yossi's involvement with the charming 27 year old gay soldier. There was too much development of Yossi's grief, lonlilness and depression for the ten years after Jaeger's death. Expand

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