Golda is a ticking-clock thriller set during the tense 19 days of the Yom Kippur War in 1973. The film focuses on the intensely dramatic and high-stakes responsibilities and decisions that the Prime Minister of Israel, Golda Meir (played by Helen Mirren), faced. Golda navigated overwhelming odds, a skeptical cabinet, and a complex relationship with US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (Liev Schreiber), with millions of lives in the balance, all while going through aggressive treatment for cancer that made her extremely ill. Her tough leadership and compassion would ultimately decide the fate of her nation and leave her with a controversial legacy around the world.
Mystery Movie Group Review:
The Mystery Movie group gave this film a 4.5-star rating out of 5.
Most of our moviegoers thought this movie was exceptional and timely, given the current situation in Israel. Although it is a heavy and heart-wrenching film, they did an excellent job keeping the focus on the players and pivotal moments that led to the Yom Kippur War.
We discussed how we felt a newly established respect for Golda for the ways she pursued decisions during the very intense times. We did find it odd that so much focus was placed on Golda’s cigarette smoking habit, both visually and audibly, throughout the entire film.
We would definitely recommend this movie!
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