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Cosmopolis Reviews

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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.
Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post
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.
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-
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
Emanuel Levy
December 25, 2012
| 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
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
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
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
September 4, 2012
It's fascinating but anti-cinematic and a frustrating film to get your arms around.
Eric Melin
September 4, 2012
Throws heady ideas at you faster than Michael Bay can explode a building, but the rate at which ideas stick is inconsistent. It does, however, develop a rhythm. The metered language forces you to adjust just as emotion develops.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
September 4, 2012
A master filmmaker's rumination on capitalism as a vision of diseased titanium
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 31, 2012
If there has ever been a point in human history when the phrase "asymmetrical prostate" got a bigger laugh than it does [here], I've never heard of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Scott Renshaw
Salt Lake City Weekly
August 30, 2012
If Cosmopolis remains chilly and remote, it does so in a way that often feels unsettlingly familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
August 30, 2012
Though hardly a crowd-pleaser. it's the sort of challenging, thought-provoking, stylistically striking piece of auteurism one rarely encounters nowadays.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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