Yossi & Jagger
Yossi & Jagger (2003)

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.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 17, 2003
DVD Release Date: March 30, 2004
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A tersely told yet deeply felt romance.

John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

It's too lean to deserve marquee billing.

Boston Globe

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.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Howard Shapiro
Philadelphia Inquirer

A searing, tense and beautifully told film.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Runs a brisk 67 minutes, and cost a remarkable $200,000, yet it boasts more heart and humanity than megaproductions.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

introduces a number of very human characters that we grow to care about

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Allison Benedikt
Chicago 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.

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Charles Ealy
Dallas Morning News

If Yossi & Jagger is any indication, Mr. Fox has a bright future.

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Don Willmott

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
An inept romance that mistakes amateurish for naturalistic, looking like a cheap movie made for TV and with actors who are below the level of mediocre - and it… More
Sylvester Kuo
This Israeli film has got all the love and charms you need to feel good when you are down. Set in the Isreali Defense Force, you've got two soldiers that… More