Cosmopolis Reviews

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November 13, 2019
A provocative and ultimately frustrating odyssey...Cosmopolis never pulls itself together, sputtering out in a final conversation between Pattinson and Giamatti.
August 28, 2019
Cosmopolis, based on the Don DeLillo novel, is less forthright and substantially less enjoyable, but the same general themes are recognizably in place.
July 31, 2019
Cosmopolis makes a narcotic virtue of inertia. Dramatically, we pay the price. But in a world of movie-going that has us addicted to frantic noise and stimulus, this thoughtful provocation is as "Cronenbergian" as anything the director has thrown at us.
July 25, 2019
Perhaps it's a mutant that can't quite fly, but it's stank movements will certainly cause pause for reflection, one that will repel as equally as it may attract.
February 22, 2019
Cosmopolis is as an exercise in outlandish dialogue and bone-dry humor, a contemporary allegory that is also a sustained riff on the idea of a virtual world.
January 10, 2019
A stylish think-piece for our times.
December 21, 2018
Pattinson, best known as the heartthrob star of the Twilight movies, will surprise many here with his intelligent ease in playing a very different sort of vampire.
November 11, 2018
A distinctly gallows take on contemporary financial mores, as one absurdly rich man's limo ride across town for a haircut functions as a state-of-the-nation discourse.
May 23, 2018
It's an allegory in search of a meaning that never arrives...It's just old-fashioned bad storytelling.
January 5, 2018
... life lived in a bubble in financial dealings and digital communications and brief face-to-face conversations and sexual intermissions in a space shuttle of a limousine creeping through the gridlock of an anonymous New York City.
November 16, 2017
Continuing along a line introduced in last year's "A Dangerous Method", David Cronenberg pushes his cinema towards a talky abstraction in his uncanny, perversely funny and frighteningly insular adaptation of Don DeLillo, "Cosmopolis".
October 12, 2017
... a perverse twist on neorealism...
September 11, 2017
... Cronenberg's Cosmopolis expresses something new and necessary about the book, which is to say about limits, the gaps in what can be known, both within and between us.
July 17, 2013
Quickly grows repetitive and tiresome, meandering toward messages that land softly, producing little impact.
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
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.
March 4, 2013
Over and above its topical urgency or the bit about the misfortune of globalism, it does what this director has always done in his films: split open the head of a character, plunge inside and try to visualise the bad and the ugly things to be found there.
February 12, 2013
"Cosmopolis" is a hypnotic examination of our modern anxieties about the dehumanization brought on by wealth, power, and technology.
February 3, 2013
While not one of Cronenberg's stronger films, this anti-capitalist adaptation still merits attention.
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.
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