Downhill

critic Reviews

39% Rotten Tomatometer Score39%
  • Fittingly named for a remake whose charms are dwarfed by its superior source material, Downhill is frequently -- and frustratingly -- less than the sum of its talented parts.
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    Daniel M. KimmelNew England Movies Weekly
    The movie is being billed as a comedy but is - in fact - a cringeworthy story of a married couple whose relationship is in a humiliating downward spiral.
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    Sharronda WilliamsPay Or Wait
    Downhill is yet another example of why some films should never be remade.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    Ferrell and Louis-Dreyfus do a fine job of playing up the mundane minutiae of couple life against a major, character-defining moment. You may see yourself in them; you'll definitely be glad you're not them.
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    Aaron NeuwirthWe Live Entertainment
    It feels as though the edges have all been shaved off for the sake of a more broadly appealing comedy.
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    Luke ParkerVoiceBoxOffice
    In the shadow of [Force Majeure], Downhill is simply uninspired.
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    Tim BrennanAbout Boulder
    Directors Jim Rash and Nat Faxon occasionally tap into the darkness, then undercut it with subplots about horny Europeans and Will Ferrell's buffoonery. We're left with half-measures, moments that work well paired with standard studio piffle.
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    Richard BrodyNew Yorker
    The Stantons have no politics, no culture, no family background, no range of experience, no interests, no habits, no expressions, no style-no substance and no depth.
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    Susan GrangerSSG Syndicate
    This frustrating remake of a provocative Swedish psychological thriller never delves into the essential undercurrents.
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    Sarah GopaulDigital Journal
    The result is a movie that's inferior to its predecessor and not as entertaining as one would expect based on the cast.
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    John UrbancichYour Movies (cleveland.com)
    Louis-Dreyfus carries the gist of the dramedy balancing act playing out here. Certainly on the comic end, her uncomfortable scene with a seductive ski instructor pays off with the movie's biggest guffaw. The talented lady needs to do more films.
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