'A Matter of Size' Critic Reviews

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Rotten Tomatoes:   14 reviews
  • Rachel Saslow Washington Post (Top Critic)
    75
    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 » 4 years ago
  • Wesley Morris Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    63
    We're meant to like these men, and we do, more or less, but they've been simplified for easy digestion.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Alissa Simon Variety (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Linda Barnard Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    63
    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 » 3 years ago
  • Kate Taylor Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    50
    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 » 3 years ago
  • Liz Braun Jam! Movies
    60
    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 » 3 years ago
  • Norman Wilner Now Playing Magazine
    60
    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 » 3 years ago
  • Norman Wilner NOW Toronto
    60
    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 » 3 years ago
  • Don Groves sbs.com.au
    Israeli dramedy fights above its weight.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • John Hartl Seattle Times
    75
    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 » 4 years ago
  • James Verniere Boston Herald
    67
    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 » 4 years ago
  • Brett Michel Boston Phoenix
    75
    A big charmer.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Laura Clifford Reeling Reviews
    59
    ...it's gentle humor and band of underdogs will surely bring a smile. It's a unique cross-cultural comedy.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Brandon Judell CultureCatch
    This big-bellied comedy proves once and for all the Jewish proverb "Worries go down better with soup.
    Full Review » 4 years ago