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Walk on Water Reviews

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January 22, 2015
Complex & multi-leveled., If you know something of Israel & Berlin it will mean even more to you. Great Inventive film
½ December 27, 2014
Loved this movie except for the very last scene. Seemed out of place and incongruous. Otherwise, a brilliantly satisfying, interesting movie that also happens to be highly entertaining ... bravo!
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 13, 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.
August 4, 2013
dealt with so many subjects; an intriguing, enjoyable watch (minus the convenient marriage).
and it suddenly hit me - doesn't lior ashkenazi look like steve carrell?! they're both hairy too!
½ February 26, 2013
actually one of the best and most thrilling israeli movie out now! starring lior ashkenazi and the german actors knut berger and caroline peters
February 16, 2013
Very far away from the Hollywood cliches, Israeli cinema surprises me once again. The movie reveals what events in life could possibly make us look at the world from another angle and how important it is for us to become a better someone, putting the duty, historical events and propaganda, differencies between people in the corner.
January 26, 2013
Axel Himmelman: [tries to walk on the sea and falls in]
Eyal: [sarcastically] Bravo. You did it.
Axel Himmelman: You don't understand. You can't just come to the Sea of Galilee and start walking on water. If you could, everybody would be doing it. You need to prepare yourself.
Eyal: And how would you do that? Please enlighten me.
Axel Himmelman: Well, you need to completely purify yourself. Your heart needs to be like it's clean from the inside: no negativity, no bad thoughts.
Eyal: And then?
Axel Himmelman: And then you can walk on water. I'm sure of it.
Super Reviewer
December 24, 2012
A great thriller and Nazi pursuit...perhaps the best crafted thus far.
Super Reviewer
½ October 22, 2012
Beautiful scenery. Great story. Well done foreign film.
½ October 7, 2012
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 29, 2012
I've watched this movie 2-3 times and enjoyed it each time. It starts in Istanbul, moves to Israel, and then Germany. And then there's Lior Ashkenazi...sigh!
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.
June 6, 2012
I loved this movie. When i recommend the best Israeli movies, this is one of my top ones.
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.
½ April 21, 2012
The Mossad, the hunt for Nazis, a hit man/secret agent, and the two young Germans who share none of the hatred that led to the Holocaust - all makes for a good movie.
April 2, 2012
Que buena manera de tocar temas dolorosos y complicados aun en nuestra época. Muy buenas actuaciones y buena dirección. Muy recomendable.
February 19, 2012
None of the so-called critics seem to "get" what's going on here. This is yet another Israeli film about Israel's disgust with any more killing of Nazis and fighting with Arabs. Yes, Germans are hated in much of the film, but not all of it. Nazis are despised. But it's the weariness of the younger generation that's at the heart of the film. The story is about a nation that wants peace from the horrors it and the Jewish people have suffered. These ridiculous critics don't get it even though the film begins with the suicide of the wife of a Mossad agent. She kills herself because she can no longer live with his constant assassinating Hamas leaders and the like. Do you need it any clearer? One of the user reviewers says "great scenery". Good grief.
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