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Downsizing Reviews

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April 16, 2019
With our protagonist's motivations unclear, so too is the point of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 21, 2018
What a disappointment Downsizingturns out to be, a nearly complete waste of an incredibly original concept from director Alexander Payne.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 1, 2018
Fails to capitalize on the "man shrinks" concept in any meaningful way, shape, or size.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 31, 2018
It's a real dud and (pardon the pun) a BIG letdown of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.8/10
August 27, 2018
Downsizing starts at a fantastic pace, it looks good and the concept is intriguing but ultimately it loses its way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 26, 2018
For a film that markets itself as a man's journey to self-discovery, the film needs a journey to find itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 24, 2018
I was wooed to this film by the promise of tiny people and their miniature accessories, and I paid a price of over two hours of wasted casting potential, wasted concept potential and mostly wasted time.
August 14, 2018
Once Paul and Tran get together, the movie becomes something else entirely: Boring, predictable, and...small.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 10, 2018
What starts out as an intriguing idea swerves into an unexpected, unwelcome and irreparably clunky territory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 22, 2018
Overall, Downsizing feigns at many themes and embraces none, a sampler platter of personal growth, consumerism, climate change, fresh starts, and apocalypse survival.
March 4, 2019
Downsizing is mostly a disappointment because it feels like a waste of a brilliant idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 23, 2018
I usually love Payne, but his bloated Downsizing (all 135 minutes of it) needs trimming all around.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 17, 2018
Matt Damon spends far too much of this film in awe, and rather than make you think, it is simply boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
November 30, 2017
The absurd dramedy's socially conscious aims, fantastical whimsy and heartfelt sentiments curdle by films end, becoming disingenuous, exploitative and utterly sluggish.
December 21, 2017
Writer-director Alexander Payne has made a lot of great films in the past but Downsizing is not one of those films.
January 25, 2018
Because instead of continuing with the wonderfully ridiculous notion of observing a 13cm man try and win back his 165cm wife, Payne decides to deliver a thunderously dull and miserable sermon on the human condition.
January 10, 2018
Then, just when you settle into the film's preachy message about class and racial divisions, Payne throws another curveball in the final act, where Downsizing become a climate change advocate. By that time, it is too late in the game for you to care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 12, 2017
The biggest problem with Downsizing isn't that it's bad, it's that it's the wrong movie about the wrong character, and starring the wrong person.
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