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Cosmopolis Reviews

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Justin Craig
September 5, 2012
"Cosmopolis" is proof that a film can be provocative yet completely un-enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
August 24, 2012
If you pay even a single penny to watch the thing, you'll be making the most ill-advised purchase of your natural born life.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Vincent Mancini
August 30, 2012
I don't know if DeLillo's fetishized doubletalk ever works in a visual medium like film, but I can tell you that Robert Pattinson sure as hell isn't up to it, at least not without better direction than this.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
August 6, 2012
Hard to endure due to its pretentious nature, but deserves credit for inspiring a unique form of wrath - rage against the Cronenberg
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Monica Castillo
Dig Boston
August 31, 2012
Well, if it isn't the most confounding movie of the year.
Simon Gallagher
Film School Rejects
May 26, 2012
Yes Cosmopolis bears a striking gloss, and is shot basically well, but it is way too showy without the necessary substance, and as a result feels fatally hollow.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Francesca Steele
Sky Movies
June 13, 2012
The film certainly makes its point - that a risk-averse life of unending luxury is no life at all - but it makes it so listlessly that you really won't care.
Shaun Munro
What Culture
June 17, 2012
It is the sort of film that shouldn't be cynically propping itself up with a name draw like Pattinson, but more importantly, it is the sort of film that should rouse the mind rather than dullen it with pretensions to the lectern.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Siobhan Synnot
June 10, 2012
Cronenberg's mannered, theatrical film feels studenty and a little embarrassing, with its fervent belief that didactic encounters are a powerful artistic statement, and that nihilistic clichés signal something bleakly profound.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
August 24, 2012
It feels like each and every moment bursts forth with urgent dialogue, and yet what does anyone actually say?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
June 27, 2012
One day Cosmopolis may well have either been completely forgotten - or seen to have been ahead of its time, hugely influential and something of an overlooked classic experiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 23, 2012
A flawlessly directed film about enigmatic people who speak in morose epigrams about vague universal principles they show no sign of understanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
August 16, 2012
Sometimes, even a little gratuitous nudity can't save a movie. This is one of those occasions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
June 14, 2012
David Cronenberg has made some fantastic films - Eastern Promises, The Fly - but this isn't one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
May 29, 2012
A polemic rather than a film. Why Cronenberg thought this DeLillo novel would make a compelling film is so confounding, perhaps only derivative traders could come up with an answer. Maybe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Robert Levin
August 16, 2012
The hilarious thought of stunned Team Edward devotees scratching their heads at this mystifying David Cronenberg movie is about all there is to get you through it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Edward Douglas
August 13, 2012
Could easily have been produced as a Tony-winning stageplay but as cinema, it never strives to achieve the heights of even the lowest of Cronenberg milestones.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Tony Macklin
September 2, 2012
David Cronenberg takes a wayward shot at making a film out of Don DeLillo's artful novel Cosmopolis. Cronenberg's version drones and flounders.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 23, 2012
Juliette Binoche is unusually playful and loose as Pattinson's sex buddy, and Paul Giamatti's intensity briefly raises the movie's sharpness level. But I don't think they're enough to compensate for the film's general air of arch superiority.
| Original Score: 1/4
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