Downsizing Reviews

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October 17, 2019
Thoughtful, imaginative and deeply compassionate.
September 2, 2019
Downsizing gets increasingly more devastating as it inches through its 135-minute duration, but reminds you that being human and compassionate has nothing to do with how big you are.
August 2, 2019
It is comforting that at this point, there is someone with enough faith in the human race to sign a feel-good movie as frank, naive and optimistic as this one. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 21, 2019
Hong Chau's performance is superb, and she roots the movie in emotions that heretofore had largely been missing.
April 16, 2019
Honey, they shrunk Matt Damon in a hilariously surreal sci-fi comedy -- although they should have downsized the second half .
February 26, 2019
Payne's script has a tendency to meander (making room for plenty of cameos), and Downsizing is overlong, but the world it creates is so simultaneously fascinating and horrifying that you don't mind spending some more time there.
February 8, 2019
The first half of the movie is quite good, engaging and funny in a thoughtful way. Unfortunately, the plot gets weighed down by unnecessary additions that cause it to feel a bit heavy-handed.
January 24, 2019
Downsizing dares to ask if humans will be ready to make the sacrifices necessary for the survival and preservation of the species is on the line.
September 26, 2018
Alexander Payne makes deadpan comedy...I loved this movie, and it evolves in ways I could have never predicted.
August 29, 2018
Downsizing transcends its own gimmick, even if we chuckle we realize that the way things are going, it's not that bad of an idea.
August 28, 2018
The global community writ small is kind of fascinating, a microcosm of all the world's excesses and impoverishment in one package.
June 5, 2018
It's a smart idea, and Payne uses the first third of his film to investigate it from many different angles-psychologically, environmentally, even scientifically.
May 14, 2018
We have a movie that establishes its premise impressively well before ultimately losing its intrigue and sheen as things play out.
April 3, 2018
Downsizing finds Payne taking a more ambitious direction, as if having something of a crossroads moment himself...Courageous, certainly. Intriguing, ditto. Successful? Not entirely.
March 7, 2018
A touching piece of high-concept science fiction with a twisted sense of humor.
February 26, 2018
...an exquisite cast, probably one of the most intelligent comeidies of the year. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 26, 2018
Sometimes a change of perspective helps a person to better understand the world, and Downsizing makes it literal. [Full review in Spanish]
January 31, 2018
The most ambitious and least convincing film of Nebraska's talented filmmaker [Alexander Payne]. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 30, 2018
But the movie which starts with incredible promise and is utterly engrossing then morphs inexplicably into a completely different film halfway through. And so here we are, disappointed and bewildered, reading a three-star review.
January 30, 2018
There are good things in this small package but the two genres never quite fit together.
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