A Matter of Size Reviews

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
March 25, 2011
The humour in A Matter of Size is somewhat puerile, but the film does cover important social issues in its own gentle way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail
March 25, 2011
Those elements make it hard to slot the movie into the happy category of quirky charmer and yet, while intriguing, they are never significant enough for the film to take on a larger personality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
March 25, 2011
Directors Sharon Maymon and Erez Tadmor avoid the temptation to remake The Full Monty, focusing instead on how physical training forces the characters to confront their buried psychological issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
March 25, 2011
An amusingly lightweight Israeli comedy about rebellious fatties who decide to use their heft for a greater purpose, A Matter of Size will have you ordering your popcorn with extra butter and refusing to feel guilty about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Don Groves
sbs.com.au
December 29, 2010
Israeli dramedy fights above its weight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
October 14, 2010
While the story may take place in working-class Israel in the 21st century, rejection is universal. So are most attempts to come to terms with it. Still, there's more than a little novelty value in the choices its characters make.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rachel Saslow
Washington Post
July 6, 2010
Herzl's approach might not be great for one's cholesterol or blood pressure, but it brings up an intriguing idea, one that isn't talked about often...: Maybe it would be better to be fat and happy than thin and miserable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Alissa Simon
Variety
March 23, 2010
Part sports drama, part love story, this sweetly absurd tale of forlorn blue-collar guys pursuing a difficult goal... recalls audience-pleasing fare such as The Full Monty.
James Verniere
Boston Herald
March 19, 2010
In the likable, if paradoxically lightweight Israeli comedy "A Matter of Size," an Israeli salad bar chef rejects the notion he needs to lose weight and learns to love himself.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
March 18, 2010
We're meant to like these men, and we do, more or less, but they've been simplified for easy digestion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
March 17, 2010
A big charmer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 14, 2010
...it's gentle humor and band of underdogs will surely bring a smile. It's a unique cross-cultural comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Brandon Judell
CultureCatch
March 12, 2010
This big-bellied comedy proves once and for all the Jewish proverb "Worries go down better with soup.
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