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Description

In this sci-fi satire, scientists discover a way to shrink people down to about six inches tall, and hope to use the technique to build micro communities that will reduce humanity's impact on the environment. A frustrated Omaha resident (Matt Damon) agrees to the procedure after learning that he'll be able to afford a much more opulent lifestyle in his new micro village, but he soon discovers that his new home isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Product Details

Barcode
6009709161856
Department
Movies & TV
Released
6 Jul 2018
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Comedy
Region
Region 2
Year
2017
Language
English
Subtitles
English SDH
Subtitle 2
Greek
Subtitle 3
Hebrew
Sound Format
5.1 Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio
1.78:1
Studio
Paramount Pictures
Extras
  • A Matter of Prespective
Runtime
136 min
Age Restriction
13DLN
Trailer
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Downsizing
Release Year
2017
Running Time
135 min
Language
English
Categories
Comedies / Satire / Small Towns
US Box Office
$22.0 million
Ratings
IMDb
5.7
Rotten Tomatoes®
49%
Metacritic
63
Synopsis
In this sci-fi satire, scientists discover a way to shrink people down to about six inches tall, and hope to use the technique to build micro communities that will reduce humanity's impact on the environment. A frustrated Omaha resident (Matt Damon) agrees to the procedure after learning that he'll be able to afford a much more opulent lifestyle in his new micro village, but he soon discovers that his new home isn't all it's cracked up to be. Christoph Waltz, Kristen Wiig, Hong Chau, Jason Sudeikis, Udo Kier, Neil Patrick Harris, and Laura Dern co-star. Directed by Alexander Payne (ELECTION, SIDEWAYS, NEBRASKA).
Poster
Poster for Downsizing
Cast & Crew
Director
Alexander Payne
Star
Matt Damon / Udo Kier / Jason Sudeikis / Christoph Waltz / Kristen Wiig
Co-Star
Kathryn Aboya / Linda M. Anderson / Ann Bordwine Beeder / Brendan Beiser / Bob Bezousek / Raffaele Brereton / Natasha Bromfield / Alison Brooks / Damian Garth Brown / Donna Lynne Champlin / Jeff Clarke / Kristina Cocoli / Paul Constable / Bill Coulter / Ana Marie Cox / Howard J. Davis / John Deleon / Laura Dern / Nick Douzenis / Timothy Driscoll / Ingjerd Egeberg / Kerry-Lee Finkle / Patrick Gallagher / Martha Girvin / Milo Goodman / Jeramine Otis Granville / Neil Patrick Harris / Michael Heathcote / Hong Chau / Jayne Houdyshell / Kerri Kenney / Spiros Kontos / Maria Kontou / Kevin Kunkel / Don Lake / Paul Landais / Rolf Lassgard / Richard D. Leko / Brigette Lundy-Paine / Paul Mabon / Sherry Mandujano / Larry Mannell / Roland Martin / Margo Martindale / Peter Melatos / Maribeth Monroe / Maryam Moshiri / Niecy Nash / David Noonen / Carmen Orellana / Alison Palmer / Loukia Papadapoulos / Soren Pilmark / Mary Kay Place / Phil Reeves / John Reynolds / Jeffrey Sinclair / Salvador Sindoni / Dave Sokolowski / Veena Sood / Kristen Thomson / James Van Der Beek / Juan Carlos Velis / Balaram Vilchis
Screenwriter
Alexander Payne / Jim Taylor
Composer
Rolfe Kent
Director of Photography
Phedon Papamichael
Hairstylist
Dawn Rivard
Assistant Director
Simon Board / K.C. Holdenfield / Jeremy Moffett / David J. Webb
Sound Re-Recording
Patrick Cyccone / Tony Lamberti
Stunt Coordinator
Tom Farr
Set Decorator
Patricia Larman / Karen Manthey / Odetta Stoddard
Post-Production Supervisor
Heidi Vogel
Visual Effects Designer
Brian Adler
Production Manager/UPM
Driss Benyaklef / Tessa Eggesbo / Francine Fontaine / Tor Arne Ovrebo / Diana Pokorny / Regina Robb
Special Makeup Effects
Allan Cooke / Leslie A. Sebert / Adrian Stansfield
Movie Critics
Chicago Sun-Times
"Waltz has a blast playing the party king Dusan, who has some wise observations about the ways of this new world. And Hong Chau is brilliant as the fiery and funny and fantastically blunt Ngoc Lan."
Richard Roeper (21 Dec 2017, )
Empire
4 stars out of 5 -- "Ambitious, playful, thoughtful and emotional, DOWNSIZING takes a Pixar-level high concept -- in the near future, miniaturised humans will live in small colonies to help an overstuffed planet -- and mostly wrings it for comedic, political and emotional gold."
Ian Freer (23 Jan 2018, )
Film Comment
"[I]t proves Payne’s strengths as a visual storyteller and his commitment to social realities. There are plenty of intricate, hilarious visual jokes throughout..."
Violet Lucca (1 Jan 2018, )
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."
Todd McCarthy (30 Aug 2017, )
Los Angeles Times
"[T]he story’s whimsical conceit, somehow both rigorous and nonsensical, makes for a genuinely disarming, even discomfiting vision."
Justin Chang (21 Dec 2017, )
New York Times
"Mr. Damon’s regular-guy affability carries the movie through its expository phase, which is a lot of fun. Mr. Payne has an admirably concrete logistical sense and an eye for amusing incongruities."
A. O. Scott (21 Dec 2017, )
Rolling Stone
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Alexander Payne, one of our best and most inventive filmmakers, is thinking big about being small....A bracing comedy of shocking gravity..."
Peter Travers (19 Dec 2017, )
The Guardian
5 stars out of 5 -- "What a spry, nuanced, winningly digressive movie this is. Payne’s handling is perfect."
Xan Brooks (30 Aug 2017, )
Variety
"[A]n outrageously matter-of-fact science-fiction fairy tale -- a kind of live-action Pixar movie on acid. It’s HONEY, I SHRUNK THE ADULTS made by a deadpan social satirist."
Owen Glieberman (30 Aug 2017, )
Washington Post
"Weird and wonderful....This wildly imaginative flight of fancy strikes an admirably poised balance between whimsy, screwball comedy, social satire and generous meditation on the foibles and highest aspirations of human nature."
(21 Dec 2017, )

Customer Reviews

Brilliant ideas, poor execution.

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Downsizing feels bigger, smarter and funnier than it is. There are moments of brilliance, spread out over the runtime but the film feels like it was too concerned with becoming a comedy, the moral fable at the centre of the film loses it's punch when the moving forces slapstick irreverent moments.
Flawed but hopeful. Worth your time but in need of a directors cut.