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.
May 23, 2018
It's an allegory in search of a meaning that never arrives...It's just old-fashioned bad storytelling.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
September 5, 2012
"Cosmopolis" is proof that a film can be provocative yet completely un-enjoyable.
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.
September 1, 2012
Cynical and futile - a total waste of time and money.
August 31, 2012
Well, if it isn't the most confounding movie of the year.
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.
August 25, 2012
Not worth seeing
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.
August 24, 2012
It feels like each and every moment bursts forth with urgent dialogue, and yet what does anyone actually say?
August 23, 2012
Then there's the matter of the screenplay, which places everything in a haze of mannered syntax and enigmatic phrasing.
August 23, 2012
Art-house cinema at its most achingly smarmy and self-indulgent. Frustrating verging on abysmal verging on infuriating.
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