Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story
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Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story
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 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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"You may prefer spending your money on the book."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Never explains why, exactly, Israel embraced this dead soldier so tightly."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"A moving tribute to an Israeli military hero."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"The documentary is briskly paced, often compelling, but a little soft, as it succumbs to hero worship."
‑ Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
"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."
‑ Loren King, Boston Globe
"Doesn't give much more than a cursory sense of what Yonathan Netanyahu was like as a person."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"For the most part, documentarians Jonathan Gruber and Ari Daniel Pinchot do this potent story justice."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
"Stirring doc about one of Israel's great heroes, known particularly for rescuing hostages at Entebbe airport in Uganda."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"[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."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"It is pure hagiography."
‑ Ernest Hardy, Village Voice
"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."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Thoughtful and stirring."
‑ Nell Minow, Beliefnet
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