Golda was completed and released by August 2023, thus predating the murderous raid by Hamas terrorists on October 7th of that year.  If you are of the view that Israel has no right to exist, you might be unsympathetic on the Big Picture, but you’d have to have a heart of stone not to be moved by this depiction of an old woman having to make terrible decisions in the worst crisis she and her country had ever faced. 

Napoleon was a flawed character – a political and military genius who tended to confuse his personal ambition with the overall interests of France.  His was a glorious rise to power and achievement followed by a downfall due to his inability to know his own limitations.  Scott’s Napoleon flattens this grand trajectory.  But if you don’t give us the highs, you miss the drama and the tragedy of the lows.  Napoleon should have been a more moving and thrilling movie than it was.