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A Matter of Size Reviews

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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
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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
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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.
| 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
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.
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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