Downhill

critic Reviews

38% Rotten Tomatometer Score38%
  • Fittingly named for a remake whose charms are dwarfed by its superior source material, Downhill is frequently -- and frustratingly -- less than the sum of its talented parts.
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    Lara ZarumGlobe and Mail
    Allow me to save you some time and money: Force Majeure is streaming on Amazon Prime.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    Ferrell and Louis-Dreyfus do a fine job of playing up the mundane minutiae of couple life against a major, character-defining moment. You may see yourself in them; you'll definitely be glad you're not them.
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    Richard BrodyNew Yorker
    The Stantons have no politics, no culture, no family background, no range of experience, no interests, no habits, no expressions, no style-no substance and no depth.
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    Asher LubertoL.A. Weekly
    Don't blame the actors for the film's failure, though. It isn't their fault that the dialogue is boring, or that things move at a ski lift pace, or that the movie goes on and on and on and on and on, much like this sentence.
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    Michael O'SullivanWashington Post
    It's a watered-down version of the original, but it's still pretty good: neither wise nor profound, yet sometimes smart and with sharp elbows - especially if you have nothing with which to compare it.
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    Christy LemireBreakfast All Day
    Basically they took Force Majeure -- which was excellent -- and they drained it of everything that made it interesting.
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    Robbie CollinDaily Telegraph (UK)
    Something that might have been drawn up by a cringe-comedy algorithm, or a team of aliens whose understanding of the human condition was derived from a skim-view of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
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    Stephen SilverSplice Today
    It's shocking how many talented elements combined together to make a film so terrible
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    Luke ParkerFilm Inquiry
    Downhill managed to skew and scrap the richness of its predecessor and replace it with dragging drama and cringy comedy.
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    Diana ChengRipple Effects
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus... is effective in bringing out Billie's frustration. However, the issues of the movie are beyond her control, a real case of 'force majeure'?
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