• Released
  • January 25, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 23 min
  • Drama
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Yossi Synopsis
A chance encounter causes Yossi to finally want to awaken from his emotional slumber.
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By Ella Taylor
Funny, exuberant and shamelessly seductive, Yossi is an unabashedly populist entertainment with a spirit conciliatory enough to melt the...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The extra weight that the actor has packed on gives him an air of vulnerability that makes his character's ultimate emergence from his...
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San Francisco Chronicle

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...
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Boston Globe

By Loren King
Knoller manages to make even a withdrawn character compelling, and worth rooting for as Yossi struggles to shed his shell.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
The several allusions to Thomas Mann’s forbidden-love novel “Death in Venice” are apt, but Yossi is also a standalone film and an...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Yossi is an early spring breeze of a film – too delicate to be substantial but definitely holding the promise of warmth.
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Slant Magazine

By Diego Costa
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.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
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...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
You'll want to see Eytan Fox's acclaimed 2002 drama "Yossi & Jagger" before watching this intimate, often-moving sequel.
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New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
The film keeps its focus small, but the trouble is, the characters' emotions stay that way, too.
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Rated NR