Cosmopolis Reviews

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Eric D. Snider
July 17, 2013
Quickly grows repetitive and tiresome, meandering toward messages that land softly, producing little impact.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
April 21, 2013
Cronenberg is not a director to be daunted by a scenario in which the antihero spends most of his time in a stretch limo. Turning it into a film that interests anyone ... is another matter
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View
March 24, 2013
Cronenberg's cold, exacting precision and emotionally removed observation may not grab all viewers, but under those perfect surfaces is a raw horror trying to claw out of the denial.
Tim Grierson
February 12, 2013
"Cosmopolis" is a hypnotic examination of our modern anxieties about the dehumanization brought on by wealth, power, and technology.
Emanuel Levy
February 3, 2013
While not one of Cronenberg's stronger films, this anti-capitalist adaptation still merits attention.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Christian Toto
Big Hollywood
January 15, 2013
Robert Pattinson works mighty hard to make Cosmopolis more than just an erudite slap at modern capitalism. The Twilight heartthrob ultimately fails to rescue a meandering story hitting stale versions of the same talking points.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 7, 2013
The anger over the injustice of the financial collapse and bailout is what powered the Tea Party movement as well as the Occupy Wall Street movement, and it powers this movie, too.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
October 20, 2012
For those who like their Cronenberg thick and chewy
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
September 27, 2012
For better or worse - often both - Cosmopolis is a quintessential David Cronenberg film. Cosmopolis is simultaneously fascinating and impenetrable, profound and absurd, labyrinthine yet intimate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Patrick Kolan
Shotgun Critic
September 26, 2012
For one of the smartest films I've seen in a while, Cosmopolis is also one of the least outwardly enjoyable. That by no means makes it anything less than a great film however.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 25, 2012
Its major problem is that it's not cinematic.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 14, 2012
It's fascinating to watch Pattinson actually acting, rather than merely brooding through another "Twilight" movie, but he's as trapped in Cronenberg's sterile intellectualism as Packer is in his leather-upholstered hell.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 10, 2012
A black comedy as dry and deadpan as a bleached skull. To this end, the movie opens with a sort of death's-head grin: an in-your-face closeup of the grille of a stretch limousine...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press
September 8, 2012
For all the doomsday build-up we get in the first 90 minutes, Packer's primary antagonist turns out to be such a mundane construct you can't help but feel crestfallen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Sawin
September 7, 2012
While 'Cosmopolis' is mostly emotionless and a big letdown it isn't completely boring and has the potential to be better with repeat viewings, but it just isn't as good as a Cronenberg film should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 7, 2012
In the past, Cronenberg has used such deadpan performances to striking effect, but in the case of Cosmopolis, the approach just leaves a giant vaccum in the soul of the celluloid
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 7, 2012
... a movie about a sentient zombie, trapped in a womblike limousine while outside the dead souls of Manhattan roil, spraying paint on his windows and hurling rats. Everything he wants is posthumous.
Full Review | Original Score: 89/100
Mike Scott
September 7, 2012
Those who said Don DeLillo's book was unfilmable were wrong. This is a film. That much is undeniable. Whether it's a compelling one is a whole other question.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 6, 2012
The rapid dialogue is dry and mannered, like a David Mamet play, there's virtually no story and Cronenberg's visual scheme is cold and claustrophobic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Justin Craig
September 5, 2012
"Cosmopolis" is proof that a film can be provocative yet completely un-enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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