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A Matter of Size Reviews

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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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
December 29, 2010
Israeli dramedy fights above its weight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
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.
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
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
March 17, 2010
A big charmer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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-
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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