5.8/10
11,225
168 user 221 critic

Downsizing (2017)

Trailer
2:26 | Trailer

Get Showtimes & Tickets

In 2 theaters near Ashburn VA US [change]

A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor.

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
32 ( 1)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Reaper I (2014)
Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Criminals and a beautiful but cunning hitchhiker battle a supernatural force known as the Reaper.

Director: Wen-Han Shih
Stars: Danny Trejo, Vinnie Jones, Jake Busey
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Double crosses, adultery, murder, mistaken identity, and revenge ensue when a mysterious power player and his sultry wife hire a disgraced Los Angeles property broker to discreetly market and sell their Malibu villa.

Director: Conor Allyn
Stars: James Jurdi, Logan Fahey, Caitlin Gerard
Laurel Canyon (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When an uptight young man and his fiancee move into his libertine mother's house, the resulting clash of life attitudes shakes everyone up.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko
Stars: Frances McDormand, Alessandro Nivola, Christian Bale
Molly's Game (2017)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

Director: Aaron Sorkin
Stars: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner
Darkest Hour (2017)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

Director: Joe Wright
Stars: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A broken marriage leads to a bitter custody battle with an embattled son at the centre.

Director: Xavier Legrand
Stars: Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg
Lean on Pete (2017)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.

Director: Andrew Haigh
Stars: Travis Fimmel, Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny
The Commuter (2018)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Stars: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Roman J. Israel, Esq., a driven, idealistic defense attorney, finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a crisis and the necessity for extreme action.

Director: Dan Gilroy
Stars: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Based on short stories from Robert Boswell's collection, seven vignettes explore the difference between fantasy and reality, memory and history, and the joy and agony of the human condition.

Directors: Mark Columbus, Lauren Hoekstra, and 7 more credits »
Stars: Rico Rodriguez, Matthew Modine, James Franco
The Post (2017)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Dr. Andreas Jacobsen
...
Paul's Mother
...
...
...
Audrey's Dad Larry
...
Alison J. Palmer ...
...
Good Friend Tim (as Timothy Edmund Driscoll)
Edit

Storyline

"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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

We are meant for something bigger.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references, some graphic nudity and drug use. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

22 December 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pequeña gran vida  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,954,287, 24 December 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,295,309, 20 January 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,614,309, 21 January 2018
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Dr. Jorgen Asbjornson's name is a tribute to Norwegian culture. Jorgen Moe & Peter Christen Asbjornson were pioneering folklorists in the nineteenth century. See more »

Goofs

An early scene, after Matt Damon wakes up in Christopher Waltz's apartment, has Christopher giving a small life lesson to Damon. Christopher's cigar ash length changes several times, and not in correct order. Obviously, several versions of the same scene were shot and edited back together with no consideration to the changes in his cigar. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This could be the worst movie I have ever seen. Definitely the worst movie of 2017.
1 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

The trailer makes it appear to be a quirky comedy and tiny people who have been downsized, but it is not. The first 30 minutes or so where they focus on the actual downsizing and what comes with that are good, but then it soon forgets this concept completely and veers off into several nonsensical other plots. Matt Damon was incredible boring. The other acting was fine, but the movie was terrible. Save yourself the money. Such a great concept, and they screwed it up. So disappointing.


22 of 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 168 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page