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Year
2017
Runtime
135 min.
Director
Alexander Payne
Genres
Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Rating *
5.7
Votes *
44,942
Checks
1,732
Favs
30
Dislikes
85
Favs/checks
1.7% (1:58)
Favs/dislikes
1:3
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  1. devilsadvocado's avatar

    devilsadvocado

    Sometimes what looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, smells like a duck...is not actually a duck. This should have been a great movie, with high caliber directing (Payne), first rate acting (Damon, Waltz, Chau), and a fantastic concept/message (downsizing). So what went wrong?

    I feel like this may have been an over-commitment to the core concept of downsizing as a story, and a resulting forced narrative with no real tracks beneath it. Payne has done well with loose, meandering scripts before, but Downsizing was loose to the point of being shapeless.

    Utterly disappointing if not for the fact that this was still a perfectly entertaining film. I don't regret those two hours even given the blatantly shoddy aspects of the piece.
    1 year 6 months ago
  2. Nilsmedskills's avatar

    Nilsmedskills

    I think people are way to harsh with their reviews on here and it should have a higher score on IMDb as well.... I liked it! 1 month 1 week ago
  3. MrDoog's avatar

    MrDoog

    I feel like the reviews have been unnecessarily harsh here, I actually quite enjoyed it.

    It's certainly not the movie you would expect upon watching the trailer but that's not a bad thing. The film doesn't continually go to the well of observational humour highlighting the differences or adjustments to miniaturization, that probably would have been the easy thing to do. Perhaps people are upset that it subverted their expectations, who knows. Instead, the movie is more poignant and personally i'm happier it went this route rather than simply going for the low hanging fruit - that's what Adam Sandler movies are for.

    I appreciated the originality and its unpredictability in an era of film where you usually know how things will play out within with first 20 minutes. Great cast and Waltz had me in stitches laughing.
    1 year 6 months ago
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