75

Boston Globe

By Loren King
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.
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70

Los Angeles Times

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.
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63

Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
The documentary is briskly paced, often compelling, but a little soft, as it succumbs to hero worship.
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63

Washington Post

This was a man who needed no help standing out from the crowd.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Tirdad Derakhshani
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.
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60

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
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.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
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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50

Village Voice

By Ernest Hardy
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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58 out of 100
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