A moving tribute to an Israeli military hero.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
For the most part, documentarians Jonathan Gruber and Ari Daniel Pinchot do this potent story justice.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
[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.
| Original Score: 3/5
Stirring doc about one of Israel's great heroes, known particularly for rescuing hostages at Entebbe airport in Uganda.
| Original Score: B+
This was a man who needed no help standing out from the crowd.
Thoughtful and stirring.
| Original Score: B
You may prefer spending your money on the book.
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
Never explains why, exactly, Israel embraced this dead soldier so tightly.
Doesn't give much more than a cursory sense of what Yonathan Netanyahu was like as a person.
The documentary is briskly paced, often compelling, but a little soft, as it succumbs to hero worship.
It is pure hagiography.