Downsizing Reviews

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.
December 22, 2017
Very quickly devolves into a bland story about a nondescript khaki-wearing guy who learns to care about the less-fortunate.
December 22, 2017
Little people. Big ideas. Massive misfire.
December 22, 2017
Damon is in prime everyman mode as Paul, a good guy with a good heart who wouldn't mind catching a break, a big break, just once.
Top Critic
December 21, 2017
It's the rare movie that seems to execute every part of its concept absolutely wrong; a narrative, tonal, visual and sociopolitical fiasco the likes of which haven't been seen in many moons.