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"Downsizing" follows a kindly occupational therapist who undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time. (imdb)

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Downsizing belongs to 8 collections
1. 90th Academy Reminder List (2017) (public: moderated by cowfrappe)
2. 75th Golden Globe Nominees - 2017 (public: moderated by cowfrappe)
3. 2018 (public: moderated by sproost)
4. 2018: Complete Watchlist (private: SageSledge - 1 star)
5. Films I saw in the cinema (private: Malcym)
6. 2017 Films to Watch (private: kendell)
7. Theatrical Watchlist '18 (private: SageSledge)
8. The Best of 2017 (private: SageSledge)
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Date User Score
Apr 20 dcphillips
84 54%
Apr 20 jeffv jeff_v
68 52%
Apr 19 nmarot
60 24%
Apr 19 fictionfitz
38 12%
Apr 17 elhenzo
56 2%
Apr 17 HotDogMan
50 10%
Apr 17 HUn0rj
50 11%
Apr 17 BuzzKill
60 12%
Apr 16 chmulcr0n chmul_cr0n
35 6%
Boring cinematography, bland editing, bad writing, lots of broad acting, silly accents, unfunny jokes...and it's all so fucking cringeworthy and in your face, I'm not sure if Alexander Payne (who I don't know much about) is super-cynical and making fun of dumb, generic movies, or if he's just a boring idiot. I mean, the scenes, when Hong Chau's character is being emotional in her takes-you-out-of-the-movie ridiculous fucking accent....it's like Dr Evil being sincere or something...
Apr 16 Cbats
50 6%
Apr 15 dr_radical dr. radical
56 44%
Apr 15 spacefloh
50 33%
eng; [downsizing]; ein mann will sich mit seiner frau verkleinern lassen, und diese prozedur soll den planeten retten - doch letztlich sucht er einen neuen sinn des lebens.;
Apr 12 VB8L5F
53 %
Apr 11 cloondog
73 84%
Apr 09 zenithtim
30 22%
Apr 08 savarain savarain
68 24%
Apr 08 simajudas simajudas
45 21%
Apr 08 beardmetals beard_metals
40 22%
Apr 07 Zabby91 Zabby91
60 31%
Apr 07 xnder x@nder
57 31%
Apr 06 hamstercan
50 28%
Apr 05 lovleigh lovleigh
45 7%
Apr 04 141141
72 39%
Apr 04 ribtin
40 11%
Apr 04 RoninMG7 RoninMG7
20 19%
Apr 04 Kuroel Kuroel
50 25%
I feel the movie lost it's aim after first act and transformed from a quirky fantasy to an apocalyptic homily. I like how one reviewer said this was five movies in one (and only some of them were good), I feel that was pretty accurate.
Apr 03 Mewn Mewn
72 45%
Apr 02 nobamba
20 0%
Apr 02 vwgregov vwgregov
65 38%
Apr 01 Pratchett3
7 55%
cool concept, funny writing. the norwegian hippies were kind of weird but overall a chill movie
Apr 01 siweq86
60 29%
Apr 01 AzulA AzulA
75 46%
Mar 31 mwgerb mwgerb
50 44%
Mar 31 Leis.L.Ho
69 10%
Mar 31 BeyaZenci
70 21%
Mar 31 Tommyy
80 53%
Mar 31 yeheyya yeheyya
60 21%
Mar 31 GZN GZN
40 22%
Mar 30 Box Of Frogs
3 %
Mar 30 Architeutis Architeutis
75 81%
Mar 30 RTCritics
49 35%
Mar 29 luisferreira luisferreira
70 58%
Mar 28 DaniFoulle DaniFoulle
1 3%
nunca antes na história dessa terra plana um filme conseguiu ser tão bocó
Mar 28 goodedward
66 47%
Mar 28 carvalhinho carvalhinho
50 17%
Mar 27 Ippei
60 34%
It has a fascinating narrative, to convey a pretty standard story about human nature and the whole "everything is done with great intentions but...". There's nothing particularly wrong with this film, but it does feel like it just kind of floats along and despite its plot-device, it's actually not all that memorable. Matt Damon is fine, but you can really take or leave this one.
Mar 26 leebees
30 1%
Mar 26 EmreZabun3 EmreZabun3
56 6%
Mar 26 Cotote2018 Cotote2018
57 13%
Mar 26 Corganist
70 22%
Mar 26 chiefg chiefg
40 19%
Mar 26 synthono
82 57%
About five different movies, but some of them are pretty good.
Mar 25 Vassago Vassago
60 32%
Mar 25 catso
75 55%
Mar 24 AlanLaidlaw Alan_Laidlaw
78 62%
Mar 24 pietias231 pietias231
55 20%
Mar 24 daniel daniel
15 18%
Mar 23 Methouse Methouse
78 60%
Mar 22 mcukmf
75 33%
Mar 22 topaz420
50 3%
Mar 21 Kavafy
70 61%
Mar 20 hellboy76 hellboy76
68 66%
Not sure what the vitriol was with this film. Other than wandering in the middle a bit its a fairly clever little story on human nature and life and grass is greener syndrome. Damon is solid as usual and it has a strong supporting cast. I will say it's Alexander's weakest storyline in his recent endeavors.
Mar 19 ibrahimbars ibrahimbars
65 43%
Mar 19 shao.lo
60 7%
Mar 18 Koernia Koernia
30 2%
Mar 18 filmcave
47 6%
Mar 18 TheDiceman TheDiceman
60 61%
Liked it.
Mar 18 gunaraf gunaraf
57 14%
Mar 18 keremyil
10 0%
Mar 18 Yeboah
45 29%
Mar 18 martin!
75 70%
Mar 17 kaychoo kaychoo
54 23%
Mar 16 hajikarimi hajikarimi
87 32%
Mar 16 vordven vordven
50 21%
Mar 15 amazedemon amazedemon
63 40%
Downsizing reminded me of 2016's A Hologram for the King, in that it starts with an intriguing concept but devolves into tedious relationship drama. Ideas such as discrimination, climate change and personal consequences are handled as a checklist of scenes needed rather than the thematic elements they should be. The humour is not great either, with too much reliance on a stereotypical accent. Chau's performance is laudable, but the characters are banal and the plot facile. Very disappointing!
Mar 15 korbenPL korbenPL
37 36%
Mar 15 roonay3k roonay3k
78 89%
Not what I expected. Starts off with a lot of humor and you think you are going to see something towards "honey, I shrunk the kids" then it takes a weird turn which I actually liked.
Mar 14 Mire Mire
50 21%
Mar 14 RottenT
51 30%
Mar 14 evrenuyanik evrenuyanik
35 15%
Mar 13 kliun kliun
70 52%
Mar 12 yikimagiden yikimagiden
55 20%
Mar 11 palfi
50 5%
Mar 11 mahvolus
55 9%
Mar 11 leventdem leventdem
69 13%
Mar 11 Cerendes Cerendes
14 85%
Mar 11 cet1412
40 22%
Mar 10 medinavi medinavi
49 7%
Act I fena başlamamış olduğu halde filmin geri kalanı konuşmaya bile değmeyecek kadar kötü.Zaten baştan sıkıntılı olan yarattığı dünya da giriş bölümünden sonra hızlıca çökmeye başlıyor. İyi bir scifi filmi olabilecekken vasatın bile altında bir feelgood filmi olmayı tercih etmiş.
Mar 10 Jason212 Jason212
74 38%
Mar 10 red_dress red dress
1 5%
Not funny, nor enlightening or satirical in any way. Not romantic, neither a sci-fi and definitely not interesting. Even thought the movie tried to force feed us some thought-provoking concepts, the only thing worth taking away is that minorities will still be treated as unequal and poor, when it would cost very little to improve their housing situation. Furthermore, the selection of individuals that would create the future is lacking so much diversity, it's the only good joke in the movie.
Mar 10 Delek
93 51%
Mar 10 Sartsch
47 15%
Mar 10 MJVmovieMan MJVmovieMan
20 3%
Here is a ripe concept that starts off promising, and after the first act, you literally can't believe where the movie goes. This is one of the biggest high-concept disasters of all time - full of good performances, however. Hong Chau adds the only interest in the film with her spunky character.
Mar 10 gorkemoge gorkemoge
60 50%
Mar 09 donalucia
100 82%
Mar 09 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
50 30%
Mar 09 Meowfresh Meowfresh
6 33%
Mar 09 thesuburbs thesuburbs
50 25%
Mar 09 Kraven1905 Kraven1905
59 25%
Mar 09 bmmello
42 1%
Mar 09 fthd fth.d
55 35%
Mar 09 Cigo Cigo
6 38%
Mar 09 mooper mooper
55 25%
Romantic comedy with a very interesting setup and random crises thrown in to spice up the drama. Wish they'd explore the initial concept further instead of using it as a setup for the movie.
Mar 09 gulahgula gulahgula
80 42%
Mar 08 Cooper Cooper
65 35%
Mar 08 Paradigma Paradigma
55 25%
Mar 08 Engord Engord
55 14%
Mar 08 ibodirector ibodirector
60 38%
Mar 08 cenk_k cenk k.
40 19%
Mar 07 hinterland
69 57%
Mar 07 chemtrails chemtrails
40 25%
Yeah this definitely smells like the kind of goes-nowhere timewaster that is a decade in turnaround (Except Hong Chau is v. good)
Mar 07 Stera Stera
44 55%
Mar 07 muratkrks muratkrks
50 15%
Mar 07 hsncomert hsncomert
35 20%
Mar 07 Cronos
50 41%
Mar 06 forgopoulos forgopoulos
80 62%
Mar 06 ombrenuit
75 22%
Mar 06 donmezsefa donmezsefa
55 30%
Mar 06 Oktay Oktay
50 12%
Mar 06 Mjfa Mjfa
73 35%
Mar 05 VanderVof VanderVof
15 7%
Mar 04 Icarusion Icarusion
30 16%
Mar 04 RedBarDragon
65 27%
Mar 04 Joana Joana
93 55%
Mar 04 pmpfe pmpfe
75 30%
Mar 03 HKi HKi
67 38%
Mar 03 deanjames deanjames
60 38%
Mar 02 EbruCavdarli EbruCavdarli ()
53 22%
Mar 02 annie annie
40 20%
Mar 02 ECR E.C.R.
50 28%
Feb 28 stickfigure!
45 3%
Feb 28 SnorlaxJones SnorlaxJones
59 49%
Feb 27 hyrras hyrras
66 47%
Feb 26 rebeccalex rebeccalex
60 12%
Feb 26 deaddilly deaddilly
65 46%
Once the wonder of the downsizing process wears off, Payne zooms in close enough to show that humanity bears the same issues on any scale. The biggest gripe I had with the movie was that the financial economics of "Leisureland" did not feel fully realized. The poverty village felt totally unrealistic and comical given the circumstances. Still, I liked this.
Feb 24 LordCouture
46 30%
Feb 22 dylanwilson6 dylanwilson6
50 19%
Feb 20 robe
35 15%
It goes down with every new scene.
Feb 20 Miggs Miggs
63 14%
Feb 19 The_Beast The Beast
2 7%
Such a bizarrely uninteresting and meandering story. A global warming threat (still tens of thousands of years away in a very similar world) causes people to invent doensizing to save the world (also to become rich!). With no exploration of any of the sci-fi or miniature person related questions which arise, the movie focuses more on finding creative ways to make the last scene meaningless. Any emotional attachment to any character, location, or interaction will be tossed aside. Tragic
Feb 19 ghamathairo ghamathairo
69 38%
Feb 19 areoharewhy
9 34%
Feb 15 Valac Valac
90 97%
Feb 15 Licio Licio
74 15%
Feb 14 sid sid
60 41%
Feb 13 kgbelliveau kgbelliveau
60 11%
A super cool concept, scaled down into a minimal plot that was very incoherent and misguided. Matt Damon does not really have much depth to work with so there is very little drama to be created around his character. It also misses on the satire and the none of the characters jump to life because the plot does not advance well. Just an oddity really. A rather cool concept wasted on a very small story when there is obvious potential to be explored. Perhaps a Future Television series?
Feb 11 fakefeudal fakefeudal
90 82%
Feb 11 kosecki
61 38%
Feb 11 brainsap brain_sap
60 15%
Feb 10 Amiroliyaie Amiroliyaie
71 30%
Feb 09 cangogs
55 9%
Feb 09 LetterRip
79 27%
Feb 09 Dthepyek Dthepyek
28 15%
Feb 09 harlingtoxad
20 0%
Feb 08 demirtas
60 46%
Feb 08 debaser1985
54 10%
Feb 07 estragon
50 37%
Feb 07 riza rıza
10 5%
Feb 07 joebocop
30 5%
Feb 06 neurophate neurophate
58 27%
Feb 05 raboom
52 2%
Feb 05 kevinjoseph kevinjoseph
60 27%
Feb 04 Niurna
73 23%
Feb 04 bybrt bybrt
60 45%
Feb 04 Toeler
40 0%
Feb 03 Beer94 Beer94
48 27%
Starts off fairly solid with an intriguing concept, then it just goes haywire with so many turns in the plot that it just becomes incohesive and messy with its satire not quite hitting home. Not what I expected but can't say that I was pleasantly surprised.
Feb 03 Litigator
40 21%
Feb 03 sdiama sdiama
84 93%
Feb 03 Darko Vandelay1
33 27%
not so good
Feb 03 LuxNatalis LuxNatalis
30 12%
Feb 03 oguzkayir oguzkayir
50 30%
Feb 03 earthlydel
65 18%
Feb 02 howleyt
40 11%
Feb 02 rhan888
10 1%
Feb 02 howler19 howler19
68 73%
Feb 01 Mikadzuki
53 16%
Feb 01 walkearth walkearth
50 38%
Your everyday man and woman Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig play alongside a stellar cast including a Serbian Chris Waltz - definitely not as good in his Eastern European impersonation as he was with his multi-lingual forays in Tarantino's films, for example, but still wildly entertaining - and a wonderful Hong Chau, among others. The story is original with some great and intriguing concepts, but poorly realised. The structure and the pace is bad, and the film went in 3 directions without focusing.
Feb 01 v.mayhem
70 15%
Feb 01 War_Machine War Machine
58 10%
Wifepussiedoutlool+wedringscarriedinlool+annoyingasianaccent+povertyfornoreasonlol+shedie-ithinktoomuchpilllol+hedocforpoor+apoccomin+bangsher+undergroundnoahark+nowalmostabadromcom-shemakeshimnotgounderlolstayhelpabove+shewasrightthough
Jan 31 krypt krypt
8 15%
I actually really liked this, which is highly unusual for an Alexander Payne film. The movie that's in the trailers is definitely not this one.
Jan 31 PluggedIN
30 17%
This film is both social commentary and moral fable. It's a comedy that often feels more sad than funny. It's up-to-the-minute politically correct, but rooted in traditional values like hard work and charity. It gives us an admirable Christian character--who then sleeps with the movie's protagonist and unleashes, for one moment, a dizzying fusillade of f-words.
Jan 31 tenant tenant
45 37%
Jan 30 Bagarbjorne
47 5%
Interesting premise but nothing more.
Jan 30 I_am_prowler I am prowler
67 70%
Jan 30 10kfilms
27 20%
Jan 30 Neilos
81 32%
Jan 30 ADragon91 ADragon91
55 26%
Jan 30 Eglaia Eglaia
55 24%
This was an unfocused one. Started with a very interesting premise, then turned into something else, then turned into something else again. So the downsiding part was dealt with a ton of detail and fun, which made you think that would be the focus of the film, but then suddenly it changed focus and did not have enough time for other aspects of the film. Although it was still fun, it didn't say much about all the concepts it could have talked about. What type of fucking :)
Jan 30 taxidriver7 taxidriver7
40 28%
Jan 29 meltem meltem
72 64%
Jan 29 AAAutin AAAutin
36 25%
(HONEY, I SHRUNK THE MIDLIFE CRISIS)
Jan 29 SpeedlimiT SpeedlimiT
59 31%
Jan 29 frnchr frnchr
3 4%
Jan 29 Ercan Ercan
5 36%
Jan 28 lifeasadog lifeasadog
30 21%
Jan 28 kissgyozi
70 43%
Jan 28 Devilishmess
6 41%
Jan 27 KMcNeil KMcNeil
3 26%
Jan 27 strangelime
65 18%
Jan 27 toro913
46 35%
Jan 27 christof christof
83 68%
Jan 27 KTP KTP
67 69%
Jan 27 Asgarth NhanLa
40 10%
Jan 27 Blair Blair
75 21%
Jan 26 VorpalKitten VorpalKitten
0 3%
Shitty movie with a plot that literally might as well not include the whole shrinking concept.
Jan 26 Charlie Charlie
50 16%
Jan 26 bitterbill bitterbill
45 34%
Jan 26 sproost sproost
70 65%
Jan 26 ANastase
60 6%
Jan 26 Bunken Bunken
50 38%
Jan 26 Detox Detox
64 32%
Jan 25 xmas
45 3%
Jan 24 Ringshifter Ringshifter
43 5%
Jan 24 SMClonk
78 80%
Jan 23 mardytam snbutler
63 32%
Jan 22 SeanBerndorff SeanBerndorff
70 52%
Jan 22 mjbreuer
56 29%
Jan 21 CCLZA CCLZA
75 64%
Jan 21 Eressea
72 19%
Jan 21 caracal caracal
76 70%
Jan 20 Temptershell Temptershell
68 31%
Jan 19 FlorVdE
1 20%
Jan 18 Teacher
69 65%
Jan 18 SageSledge SageSledge
85 74%
Some have described "Downsizing" as a heavy-handed environmental parable. Others consider it to be a biting political satire, in the vein of Payne's other films. While both statements may be true, I see "Downsizing" as a film that establishes a scenario and proceeds to show the benefits, downsides, and repercussions that come with it. It has something to say, but it doesn't tell you what to believe about any one idea or theme. It's dry, funny, bizarre, and utterly original. Definitely for me.
Jan 17 kbrinu kbrinu
76 31%
Jan 15 Malcym
6 51%
Jan 14 meliorism meliorism
70 43%
Jan 14 cruiser721
30 5%
Jan 14 Gody85 Gody85
35 23%
Jan 13 aaasolanki aaasolanki
77 47%
The premise is simple. Humanity finds a way to shrink itself to 5 inches tall as a solution to the world's problems. The movie focuses on mostly one person who has undergone this procedure but it also delves into very relevant questions that arise with a transformation like that. The movie has an open ending which is why it won't be a blockbuster. Nonetheless it will occupy a special place in the Sci-Fi books like Martian, Ex Machina or even Her.
Jan 13 zevel6
52 38%
Jan 12 Exirel
50 34%
Half-baked story, not very funny, actors under-used, good ideas for details kept in the background, and nothing smart out of it. Forgettable.
Jan 12 Leafs81215
55 29%
Jan 11 CatScandal
71 65%
Jan 10 0x1337
60 20%
Jan 10 FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
49 33%
Jan 08 bennick218
55 19%
Jan 08 badjuice bad_juice
70 91%
Jan 08 brendoman brendoman
84 24%
Jan 08 bradilbrooks
85 46%
Jan 07 timtight
90 31%
Jan 07 Halfang Halfang
70 16%
Jan 07 cankutozturk cankutozturk
74 35%
Jan 06 msprague msprague
67 54%
Entertaining but a touch long.
Jan 05 jvazquez93
65 10%
Jan 05 circleoffilm
34 18%
Jan 05 crazythinker
8 52%
Jan 05 Filligan Filligan
47 7%
Payne gets so wrapped up in concepts, he forgets the critical ingredients for an effective story. Damon's character is about as bland as you can get, and though the story keeps throwing curveballs at him, it's hard to read why any of it matters when we can't even read who he is as a person. I think this translates to a messy tone, too; it's all over the place and the humor never finds its footing. This is alarming. I know Payne can make poignant dramadies, but he's slipping lately.
Jan 05 Scarface Scarface
40 11%
Jan 04 chiphall72
62 32%
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