Downsizing (2017)

When 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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: December 22, 2017
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Tallerico

Throughout Downsizing, I kept asking myself what the point of all of this was, never engaged by its hodgepodge of themes. I wish the filmmakers had asked that question too.

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Ben Croll

... "Downsizing" is rife with witty visual touches and inspired comic premises but never quite comes together as fully successful whole.

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Sarah Ward
Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine

As the feature endeavours to shrink humanity down to size, while demonstrating that urges, emotions and actions don't dwindle with them, its grasp exceeds its reach.

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A.A. Dowd
AV Club

Downsizing is less a fully-formed satire than a clever idea stranded in first draft and stretched uncomfortably to feature length.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

Lost up its own minuscule navel, Downsizing is a film that gets around to a toothless variation on "size doesn't matter," but Payne ought to know that's the most boring idea imaginable, big or small.

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Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto

The midsection of Downsizing is something quite wonderful...But once Payne and co-writer Jim Taylor have established their characters, Downsizing hits a speed bump.

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Barry Hertz
Globe and Mail

A beautiful, confounding creation.

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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter

Captivating, funny and possessed of a surprise-filled zig-zag structure that makes it impossible to anticipate where it's headed, this is a deeply humane film that, like the best Hollywood classics, feels both entirely of its moment and timeless.

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John Powers

The movie's heart is in the right place-it's about learning compassion-but you'll wish the preachiness had been downsized, too.

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