Yossi and Jagger
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Yossi (Ohad Knoller) is the stoic company commander of an Israeli Defense Forces unit on the Lebanese border. Jagger (Yehuda Levi), who got his nickname thanks to his fun-loving rock star appeal, is the platoon leader. They have a secret. When they walk off in the snow together, it isn't because they're on patrol--it's because they're lovers. Jagger is more gregarious. He tells Yossi that he loves him, and longs to hear Yossi say it back to him. He makes plans for their future together, urging Yossi to leave the army with him when Jagger's mandatory service is done. Yossi… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's too lean to deserve marquee billing."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"Nothing happens in Yossi & Jagger that you couldn't have seen coming toward you in a fog. There are coincidences, hurt feelings, and more -- but what the movie lacks in ambition, originality, and grit, it makes up for in pure feeling."
‑ , Boston Globe
"Modest to a fault, this is no more than an anecodte about gay love within the Israeli military, but it has plenty of charm and establishes Ethan Fox as a talented filmmaker to watch."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"In the film's spare running time, director Eytan Fox strips away almost anything that doesn't present a dichotomy of conflict."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"I'm the first one to appreciate economy of expression, but the difference between economical and underdeveloped is what's at issue here."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
"A searing, tense and beautifully told film."
‑ Howard Shapiro, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Runs a brisk 67 minutes, and cost a remarkable $200,000, yet it boasts more heart and humanity than megaproductions."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"introduces a number of very human characters that we grow to care about"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"The economic filmmaking and punchy writing make Yossi & Jagger feel like an old Edgar G. Ulmer or Samuel Fuller B-picture."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Sincerity and brevity can be virtues, but they don't do enough for Yossi & Jagger."
‑ David Elliott, San Diego Union-Tribune
"Levi and Knoller are so natural, so unconcerned with mugging for the camera, that what could have been a corny love story on paper is utterly sincere and touching on screen."
‑ Allison Benedikt, Chicago Tribune
"If Yossi & Jagger is any indication, Mr. Fox has a bright future."
‑ Charles Ealy, Dallas Morning News
"Yossi & Jagger says a lot and is well worth an hour of your time, but you'll walk away thinking it could have said more."
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
"Modern Romeos and Juliets need to mix things up, and this one freshens the pot with a tone that sucks us in with raucous comedy and then gets deadly serious."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"It's short, sweet, romantic, and leaves you wanting more."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
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