Downsizing – Movie Review

Trailer: https://youtu.be/UCrBICYM0yM

Rating: C

Positives

  • A fantastic performance by Hong Chau. Chau delivers a solid Vietnamese accent as this multilayered character. Chau should definitely be considered for a supporting actress nomination.
  • Good performances by Matt Damon & Christoph Waltz.

Negatives

  • A very pretentious screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor. Both Payne & Taylor attempt to give some social commentary in the film and it falls very flat.
  • Some very disappointing direction by Alexander Payne. Payne has shown to be a great director with works like, “Sideways” & “The Descendants”, but he falls very hard here.
  • Multiple jokes that don’t land at all & are seen a mile away.

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