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  • Summary: Based on a true story, Yossi & Jagger portrays the love affair of two Israeli officers in a remote army base on the Israeli-Lebanese border. (Lama Productions)
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Performances are crisp, as is everything else about this vital, economical film, proof that less really can be more.
  2. If the situation has all the ingredients of a shrill, tearful melodrama, the filmmaker, working from a taut screenplay by Avner Bernheimer that doesn't waste a word or a gesture, keeps the emotional lid firmly in place.
  3. Reviewed by: Allison Benedikt
    75
    Most of the film's action takes place on the base, where Fox smartly concentrates on how this relationship -- tormented at times, lighthearted at others -- exists in Israel's military bubble.
  4. 75
    The lazy story takes on a passion and urgency that peaks in an emotional finale.
  5. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    70
    The film ambles along at a relaxed pace, well depicting the uneasy relationships among the soldiers and the mixture of boredom and danger that marks their daily existence.
  6. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    70
    It's a very small pic but engagingly played by a fine cast.
  7. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    60
    Daring, ultimately heartbreaking.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Andy
    Oct 11, 2005
    10
    Really good movie. An excellent cast and an involving and amazing story.

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