Downsizing Reviews

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December 26, 2017
The film, having launched a sprightly comic conceit, lets it glide away.
December 22, 2017
It's a movie in which too-muchness ends up being not-enoughness, since the script lacks a vital center.
December 22, 2017
Downsizing never quite goes where you think it's going, and normally, I'd say that's a plus. But confounding expectations only goes so far. You still have to get to a place worth getting to.
December 22, 2017
Payne's brand of prickly humanism is on full display here; he seems to revel is the notion that it's only when we're uncomfortable that we have any chance at being good.
December 22, 2017
If Payne had landed the mix of genres, Downsizing could have been a masterpiece. Spoiler (small print not required): He does not.
December 22, 2017
Unfortunately, the central character is as small figuratively as he is literally, and that limits the movie's capacity to enthrall and engage.
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.
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