Yossi (2013)

Following the death of Jagger, Dr. Yossi Hoffman (Ohad Knoller, Yossi and Jagger, Munich) has become a valued and dedicated workaholic cardiologist who lives a solitary existence as a closeted gay man in Tel Aviv. His world is shaken when a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 25, 2013
DVD Release Date: May 21, 2013
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Smart, moving, and deeply empathetic, Yossi is a thoughtful examination of love and grief.

Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Knoller is wonderful as the emotionally cut-off, yet vulnerable Yossi, who yearns for something more from life, but feels both terror at the prospect and unworthiness to claim it.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

"Yossi" has an air of lightness but never feels insignificant.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

a very real portrait of a man on the verge of accepting himself

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

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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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Eytan Fox depicts modern gay life and contemporary Tel Aviv with sympathy and knowing insight, and he excels at creating casual rapport among actors; yet in film after film he undermines these gifts with hamfisted melodramatic plotting.

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Glenn Dunks

Filled with many of the awkward life moments that many gay men will recognise, as well as a freshly lensed look at the new Israel, Yossi is a strong and touching take on grief.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Chicago Sun-Times

It's serious about its characters and their emotions, but still finds room for humor.

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Loren King
Boston Globe

Knoller manages to make even a withdrawn character compelling, and worth rooting for as Yossi struggles to shed his shell.

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Jamie S. Rich

Yossi is a stronger film than its predecessor, more deeply felt and less reliant on love-story conventions.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
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Relying on a bigger budget and on Knoller's superbly underplayed performance, this superior sequel works perfectly on its very own as a rich character… More
Walter M.
Dr. Yossi Gutmann(Ohad Knoller) is a cardiologist in Israel who spends most of his free time watching television and masturbating to gay porn. So, when his… More