Downsizing All User Reviews (12)

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BY OscarSM superstar

Downsizing holds an amazing and interesting premise that could be used to great effect in making a thoroughly enjoyable film. Unfortunately it fails to deliver with the entire idea being wasted. The small people are treated in such a way that they could pass off as normal people for most of the film, there are no cool or fun scenes with large objects or any action or conflict whatsoever. With a run time of over 2 hours it also gets rather boring and in the third act a lot of questions are... More raised that are not explained or resolved in any way. At the start it seems very promising though goes downhill as it progresses and leads up to an ultimately disappointing and unfulfilling conclusion. Many great opportunities are missed and it seems constantly confused as to who it's target audience is and what genre it wants to be. I'm going to have to say give this one a miss, even if you are interested you won't be by the second hour and you will most likely find the ending to be underwhelming and disappointing.Hide


Another film that I feel has gotten a bad rap, possibly because it doesn't fit squarely into a genre. A quirky (sci-fi) dramedy with an absurd yet oddly believable premise that surprises! Initially it seems like a typical mopey middle-age crisis drama ... but the introduction of new interesting characters and experiences soon takes us in unexpected directions. In my opinion, Hong Chau's character Ngoc Lan Tran steals the show. Does the narrative seem a little unfocused at times? Perhaps ... but... More then again, maybe we are just used to all the questions 'asked' being tied up for us in a nice little bow ... this one leaves them a bit more open-ended.Hide


BY adeej superstar

I saw this movie at a Flicks.co.nz preview screening. I came out feeling 'well, that was different and quite weird'. For a good portion of the film, the fact that the characters are tiny is irrelevant. If you like a film where you have to think about what you're seeing and find the nuances of meaning behind the story-line, you might like this. For those who thought this would be a bit of laugh, the laughs are few and far between. It felt like this film didn't know what it was. Was it a... More tool for warning about global warming and climate change? Was it trying to be a comedy? Was it trying to be a situation drama? I'm still not sure.Hide


Unfortunately this film does not know what it wants to be. It begins well for the first 15 minutes, but then deteriorates into a confused save the world film with bizarre direction, mixed with some comedy.


BY Muzzamie nobody

This started out as an intriguing sci-fi idea mixed with some laugh out loud comedy but somewhere along the way turned into a statement piece about the economy and the environment and the state of mankind. The comedic moments remained although were more crude and some scenes could have been cut entirely with no loss of story. The last part of the movie is saved by some brilliant acting which is almost enough to give it 3 stars. Almost. I realised there were things I longed to see in this movie... More which never appeared. Looking forward to the reboot.Hide


Interesting film with great performances by Christoph Waltz and Hong Chau. A few laughs here and there and change of direction part way through. Well worth a watch.


BY Bibi nobody

My husband and I went to see Downsizing last night and really enjoyed it. Yes, it switched direction halfway through - thank goodness! That's what made this movie so quirky and interesting to watch (besides the fabulous actors throughout - Christoph Waltz - where have you been?!). This movie was heartwarming and charming. I'm so glad we ignored the reviews and didn't watch the trailer. Definitely see it if you get a chance. I can't wait to buy it on DVD and add it to our collection.


I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. A very light hearted, highly amusing and entertaining movie. if you are after something plausible and deep than you will be disappointed. whilst it did cover serious topics, it did so in a very light hearted way. Time went quickly, and I walked out with a smile on my face.


This was a funny "tongue in cheek" movie about some important issues surrounding Earth and all who inhabit it.


BY Karalou superstar

Enjoyed this movie, it was definitely not what I expected. The trailer makes you think the movie is going in one direction but the movie goes in a totally opposite direction. There were some funny bits but it just felt like it was missing something. Great to see Christoph Waltz in a comedic role instead of the usual baddie, he was great


It's a good film but it's also rather weird. It starts off with a direction, then gets a little bit lost, but then finds another direction and carries on. It's a good concept, downsize and help save the planet. Hong Chau and Christoph Waltz are the real highlights.


BY MattB wannabe

Not quite what you expect, Downsizing was really good. Great acting all round and an interesting message. worth a look when you're in a really thoughtful mood.