Downhill

critic Reviews

37% Rotten Tomatometer Score37%
  • 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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    Kathleen SachsChicago Reader
    The film oversimplifies the complexities of the original, however contrived they might have been, and generally lacks Östlund's subtlety and plaintiveness.
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    For this to work, every nuance has to be just right -- and the lack of specificity here suggests that Faxon and Rash haven't much of their own to say about either long-term marriages or Americans abroad.
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    Ed PottonTimes (UK)
    What's that hurtling down the piste? Another rubbish US remake of a European art-house hit? Actually, no. This version of Force Majeure... isn't quite as wonderfully unsettling, but it's not far off.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    It's funny, but aggressively simplified, like swapping out a roquefort for a pack of Dairylea Dunkers.
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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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    Lara ZarumGlobe and Mail
    Allow me to save you some time and money: Force Majeure is streaming on Amazon Prime.
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    Allen AlmacharThe MacGuffin
    If you're looking for something a little more than a pretty good comedy/drama, you might come away slightly disappointed.
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    Adam LubitowRochester City Newspaper
    You'd be better off seeking out the more effective original than settling for a pale facsimile.
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    Caitlin KennedyBut Why Tho? A Geek Community
    ...it accomplishes what it sets out to, but overall the film seems out of balance. For every moment that is genuinely hilarious and great, there is another that drags on or doesn't quite land.
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    Mike MassieGone With The Twins
    The story still works, with the bigger revelations and solutions packing a punch, though it's a shame that it's not original.
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