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  1. Jan 26, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers. 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. Collapse
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66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
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  1. 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.
  2. Reviewed by: Loren King
    Mar 7, 2013
    75
    Knoller manages to make even a withdrawn character compelling, and worth rooting for as Yossi struggles to shed his shell.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Feb 21, 2013
    75
    The several allusions to Thomas Mann’s forbidden-love novel “Death in Venice” are apt, but Yossi is also a standalone film and an extraordinary sequel.