The overall film is a mix of “The Thin Blue Line” and Costa-Gavras’ “Z.” At times overemphatic (no one will ever accuse Gitai of holding too much back), this docu-thriller is also agonizingly suspenseful, despite the foreordained conclusion. The bitter divisions among fellow Israelis are Gitai’s real subject. The title, it turns out, refers not to Rabin’s time on earth, but to the last day of a real chance for peace.
Farran Smith Nehme
January 28, 2016