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Two story arcs that will tragically and heroically connect. The first is the dramatic Entebbe hijack and rescue, 8 days when a nation held its breath and executed a military miracle that redefined the... read more read more... Jewish Nation's call "Never Again!" The second is the remarkable life story of Jonathan Netanyahu, a young soldier who struggled to find the balance between the people and the Nation he loved. This film is about Jonathan's life, and what led these two dramatic story arcs to intersect on that fateful day. -- (C) Official Site

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Unrated, 1 hr. 24 min.

Directed by: Jonathan Gruber, Ari Daniel Pinchot

Release Date: May 4, 2012

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Tirdad Derakhshani
July 26, 2012
Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer

You may prefer spending your money on the book. Full Review

Loren King
May 31, 2012
Loren King, Boston Globe

A straightforward documentary that uses Yoni's own words - in the form of his moving, eloquent letters and poems - to create a searing portrait of his short but meaningful life. Full Review

Neil Genzlinger
May 18, 2012
Neil Genzlinger, New York Times

[It] serves up its material with an excess of treacly music and an overabundance of glowing reminiscences. This has the odd effect of making his story less powerful than it actually is. Full Review

Rafer Guzman
May 18, 2012
Rafer Guzman, Newsday

Never explains why, exactly, Israel embraced this dead soldier so tightly. Full Review

Lou Lumenick
May 18, 2012
Lou Lumenick, New York Post

Doesn't give much more than a cursory sense of what Yonathan Netanyahu was like as a person. Full Review

Ernest Hardy
May 15, 2012
Ernest Hardy, Village Voice

It is pure hagiography. Full Review

Stephanie Merry
May 4, 2012
Stephanie Merry, Washington Post

This was a man who needed no help standing out from the crowd. Full Review

Phil Hall
February 16, 2013
Phil Hall, Film Threat

A moving tribute to an Israeli military hero. Full Review

Peter Keough
May 31, 2012
Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix

For the most part, documentarians Jonathan Gruber and Ari Daniel Pinchot do this potent story justice. Full Review

Roger Moore
May 27, 2012
Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service

As biographies go, this one's pretty close to hagiography - painting in personal details, glossing over the chinks in his armor and in Israeli history. Full Review

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