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Walk on Water Reviews

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Super Reviewer
½ September 5, 2010
Beautiful scenery. Great story. Well done foreign film.
Super Reviewer
September 20, 2007
Interesting premise, well executed, excellent performances.
Super Reviewer
½ June 20, 2006
[font=Century Gothic]"Walk on Water" starts with a macho Israeli government assassin, Eyal(Lior Ashkenazi), returning after the completion of a successful mission in Istanbul to find his wife, Iris, has committed suicide. A month later, his boss, Menachem(Gideon Shemer), feels that he is not ready for active duty and has a different kind of assignment for him. A former Nazi, Alfred Himmelman, responsible for the death of many people during the Holocaust, was in hiding and there is a chance he may still be alive. If so, Menachem wants a crack at him before he does die of natural causes. Himmelman's granddaughter, Pia(Caroline Peters), conveniently lives on a kibbutz in country while her brother, Axel(Knut Berger), is about to visit her. So, Menachem assigns Eyal to play tour guide, so he can get close to the siblings and see what information he can gather.[/font]
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[font=Century Gothic]"Walk on Water" is well-meaning to a fault in calling for peace but it is very, very obvious and predictable.(For example, the classic antiwar song "For What It's Worth" is played three times on the soundtrack.) The film gives a very simplistic treatment to complex themes of history and politics. The characters are thinly drawn, especially Eyal. And the coda is especially hard to believe. [/font]
Super Reviewer
December 24, 2012
A great thriller and Nazi pursuit...perhaps the best crafted thus far.
April 26, 2012
Wholly terrific to watch. Nearing the end of the story, the movie teaches the audience the values of redemption and friendship, which would eventually produce better results for the future than if one were to fall into the trap of ceaseless vendetta.
November 21, 2010
Excellent, brilliantly written and played. Unlike many films that aim to do so, this is actually thought-provoking and raises some interesting questions.
August 17, 2009
There are quite many gaps in the story but accidentally they make the movie kind of funny at times which takes away the bothering serious aspects of the movie. Enjoyed watching it with my advisor!
½ June 27, 2008
Foreign, German/Hebrew/English. A good film. About an Israeli man, sent on a mission to kill an old Nazi officer. Film quality is good, good story, good sets, but looses momentum. It's a good movie, that's about it.
November 13, 2007
A very slick, glossy film, with nice underplayed humor. Unfortunate disappointment: nebulous character development, where the fault lies with the editing/directing, rather than the writing/acting. The last scene looks tacked on at the last minute.
½ July 1, 2007
The end is a bit weird but wonderful performances, great characters and a really compelling story makes this definitely worth a viewing.
½ June 21, 2007
A beautiful film! An interesting story line, and now I know about the infamous K'butz thanks to this movie.
June 21, 2007
This movie....I dunno....just kinda couldn't stop watchin' it !......You females may notice why.....LOL !!!...No, it's a really good movie with about 3 story lines all running at the same time. Eyal, the main character (featured on the cover) is just stunnin' and Jewish....Oyvay !!!
March 13, 2007
This is one of my favorite movies ever. It has a great mix of things in it. Israel, Germany, Interacial, gay, gay-straight relationships, prejudices, etc.
January 22, 2015
Complex & multi-leveled., If you know something of Israel & Berlin it will mean even more to you. Great Inventive film
October 6, 2013
A movie I recommend, with a deep plot. Eyal (Lior Ashkenazi) is a Mossad Agent that is starting to be fed up of his bloody missions, especially after his wife committed suicide, being one of the reasons Eyal's job. But the next mission is unique: a young german man, whose grandfather is a Nazi and seems to still be alive, is visiting Israel (to see her sister Pia), and Eyal is assigned as his guide, in order to try to get more information. Eyal complains to his boss about the mission, as he hasn't entered the Mossad to act as a tourist guide, but in reality he forges a strong relationship with him, even though he is gay (because Eyal initially doesn't seem to stand homosexuality).

His inquiries show that Axel's Nazi grandfather is still alive (a conversation between Axel and Pia Eyal recorded, where Axel gets to know this fact for the first time), and Eyal travels to Berlin to learn more. He learns that the man (who is now very old and sick) will be attending Axel's father's birthday. As Axel's friend, he is invited, and after the party has ended he goes to his room to kill him. But he's an old man, vulnerable, and after all he's done in his career, Eyal can't do it. Finally, it is Axels who turns off the oxygen machine...

A great story about a friendship and contradicting feelings (for Eyal) about homosexuality, the Holocaust (are descendants also responsible?), death (should he continue working in the Mossad, after his bloody career has taken away his wife and maybe even his emotions?)
½ August 5, 2013
Although the first half of this film is rather slow and too prosaic, stick with it because the second half is definitely worth it.
½ October 8, 2007
Between a 6/10 and 7/10, the film deals with many serious issues, some of them only superficially, but Fox places them all in the context of the growing friendship between the two opposites.
August 6, 2012
Tirando a desandadinha nos momentos finais... Filmaço!
June 27, 2012
A film that shows despite the many differences that may exist between people; human connection can transcend borders, sexuality, bad history, and even personal perceptions. Walk On Water was an enlightening movie and a pretty good one for the most part, but the ending needed work.
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