Downsizing Reviews

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October 10, 2019
Alexander Payne may have started this project with big ambitions, but, unfortunately this film caused us to downsize our expectations.
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.
June 20, 2019
A rare miss for Alexander Payne.
June 4, 2019
Just does not work, losing itself among political ambitions that are both painfully on the nose and woefully undercooked.
April 16, 2019
With our protagonist's motivations unclear, so too is the point of the film.
April 16, 2019
Honey, they shrunk Matt Damon in a hilariously surreal sci-fi comedy -- although they should have downsized the second half .
March 27, 2019
Alexander Payne's Downsizing is visually stunning, but it doesn't live up to all of its pretentious ambitions. [Full review in Spanish]
March 5, 2019
Downsizing is mostly a disappointment because it feels like a waste of a brilliant idea.
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.
February 1, 2019
Oscillating considerably in tone and mood, Downsizing abruptly jumps from a poignant drama to a bleached pseudo-thriller, and then to a bland comedy.
January 30, 2019
Downsizing was simply just not a good movie, in my opinion. I wanted it to be good mainly because the concept seemed really original.
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.
December 21, 2018
What a disappointment Downsizingturns out to be, a nearly complete waste of an incredibly original concept from director Alexander Payne.
November 27, 2018
Initially it has a magnetic pull, its premise familiar yet scarily out there. But then come a whole new batch of questions and answers, spinning in different directions, and the film can't maintain that initial excitement, wonder, and indeed cruelty.
November 1, 2018
Fails to capitalize on the "man shrinks" concept in any meaningful way, shape, or size.
October 31, 2018
It's a real dud and (pardon the pun) a BIG letdown of a movie.
October 11, 2018
So far so good; still synapses-igniting and discussion-worthy. Had craft been chosen over concept, Downsizing would have remained so and avoided a spectacular self-immolation.
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