Downhill

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  • 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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    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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    Rohan NaaharHindustan Times
    Downhill, like its brash American protagonists, is far more abrasive about its intentions than the very emotionally reserved Forced Majeure. It has less patience for silences, which the Swedish original absolutely revelled in.
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    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    Downhill is best watched without having seen Force Majeure because the comparisons are so unflattering.
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    Isaac FeldbergFortune
    The adaptation carries itself like a tourist, ungainly and ultimately clueless as to the richer meaning of the filmic terrain it was so eager to occupy.
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    Caillou PettisBattle Royale With Cheese
    Incredibly boring and uninteresting, Downhill is a gigantic missed opportunity due to its bland screenplay, even if the two lead performances are strong.
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