Alexander Payne’s drama is tiny, not mighty

Alexander Payne’s drama is tiny, not mighty
Matt Damon in Downsizing

Payne’s social and ecological messages are lost in a morass of cheesy special effects, limp gags and aimless messaging

Downsizing: Directed by Alexander Payne, Nationwide, 15A, Rating:**

Early Man: Directed by Nick Park, Nationwide, G, Rating:***

Alexander Payne goes Jonathan Swift for the Lilliputian comedy-drama Downsizing, in which Matt Damon plays an ordinary Joe shrunk to five inches tall to make his money go further in a futuristic community of artificially tiny people called Leisureland. A rare stumble into high-concept science fiction from this most populist...

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