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Funny, exuberant and shamelessly seductive, Yossi is an unabashedly populist entertainment with a spirit conciliatory enough to melt the heart of any naysayer. Read full review
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. Read full review
This is a mature film from a mature director who gets more assured with every outing, even if this contained character study does not rank among his most ambitious efforts.
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Knoller manages to make even a withdrawn character compelling, and worth rooting for as Yossi struggles to shed his shell. Read full review
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. Read full review
Yossi is an early spring breeze of a film – too delicate to be substantial but definitely holding the promise of warmth. Read full review
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. Read full review
Yossi spends much of its 84 minutes with a passive hero. This older Yossi is a vestige of the man he once was, an overweight and hollow-eyed vestige who drags himself through his daily rounds and solitary nights. Mr. Knoller's performance is admirable, and Yossi does find new reasons to embrace life. But his rebirth comes only after a very long requiem. Read full review
You'll want to see Eytan Fox's acclaimed 2002 drama "Yossi & Jagger" before watching this intimate, often-moving sequel.
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The film keeps its focus small, but the trouble is, the characters' emotions stay that way, too. Read full review
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