A Matter of Size
A Matter of Size (2010)

An overweight, underemployed chef from Ramala discovers the fine art of sumo wrestling after landing a job as a dishwasher at a Japanese restaurant. Herzl (Itzik Cohen) still lives at home with his mother. Unable to find any job other than… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 6, 2011
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

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.

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Rachel Saslow
Washington Post

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.

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

The humour in A Matter of Size is somewhat puerile, but the film does cover important social issues in its own gentle way.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

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.

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Alissa Simon
Variety

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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Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto

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.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

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.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

We're meant to like these men, and we do, more or less, but they've been simplified for easy digestion.

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Don Groves
sbs.com.au

Israeli dramedy fights above its weight.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
This is in fact more a drama about self-acceptance than the comedy it is being labeled as, and it is much more efficient in its decent first half than after,… More