DownsizingWhen scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.
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Critic Reviews of "Downsizing"
Wall Street JournalDecember 22, 2017
It's a movie in which too-muchness ends up being not-enoughness, since the script lacks a vital center.
Christian Science MonitorDecember 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.
San Diego ReaderDecember 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.
The AtlanticDecember 22, 2017
If Payne had landed the mix of genres, Downsizing could have been a masterpiece. Spoiler (small print not required): He does not.
ReelViewsDecember 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.
RogerEbert.comDecember 22, 2017
Very quickly devolves into a bland story about a nondescript khaki-wearing guy who learns to care about the less-fortunate.
Creative LoafingDecember 24, 2017
Hong Chau's performance is superb, and she roots the movie in emotions that heretofore had largely been missing.
Daily Film FixDecember 24, 2017
"Downsizing" is an edgy comedy that's more goofy than impactful.
3AWDecember 24, 2017
Stumbles as it bravely side-steps the obvious comedy potential of its marvelous premise and aims for something more meaningful...Enlivened no end by the performance of Hong Chau, who plays a Vietnamese agitator.
Sci-Fi Movie PageDecember 24, 2017
...a science-fiction comedy that goes off in so many directions that it ends up being pointless.
Your Movies (cleveland.com)December 23, 2017
'Downsizing' suffers from more mood changes than a holiday dinner with ornery relatives, not to mention a third straight Matt Damon performance to leave fans scratching their heads.
Black Girl NerdsDecember 23, 2017
Ultimately, I have no doubt that Downsizing will appeal to certain people not bothered by its tone-deafness. However, for those of us who would probably end up cleaning Barbie's Dream House instead of living in it, the film strikes the wrong chord.