Cosmopolis Reviews

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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.
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.
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
There's not really a movie there, nothing that sustains itself from scene to scene and nothing that's worth watching from beginning to end.
August 23, 2012
"Cosmopolis," because of its allegiance to the book's mannered, offbeat language, feels like it never wakes up.
August 23, 2012
Poor Pattinson does the best he can. He's not terrible. But he's definitely out of his element, if not beyond his depth, an altar boy in a bishop's robes.
August 23, 2012
The story seems to cleave into cerebral disquisition and primal sex.
August 23, 2012
The movie isn't for everyone. But if it grabs you, prepare for it to stick in your head for days.
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.
August 17, 2012
Despite the constrictions, Cronenberg keeps the space handsome and active. For long stretches, Cosmopolis is dreamy and funny, in an off-centered way.
August 17, 2012
It is one of the director's better movies of recent years, even if it is occasionally maddening.
August 17, 2012
David Cronenberg meets Don DeLillo at last, and it's as if all the angels of heaven have come together. And said nothing.
August 16, 2012
I took a strange pleasure in submitting to this movie's stilted but weirdly poetic rhythms. But I freely acknowledge that for others, enduring Cosmopolis may be less fun than a backseat prostate exam.
August 16, 2012
I never imagined describing a film as a cross between The Bonfire of the Vanities and Last Year at Marienbad...
August 16, 2012
It's all vapid snark, didactic sermonizing and bewildering shock tactics.
August 16, 2012
DeLillo's brilliant analysis of the destructive power of wealth that took such seductive hold on page has a tough time gaining traction on screen.
Top Critic
August 16, 2012
It's like a dream that engages and drifts, until waking with a start in a finale that's as bracing and raw as the rest of the film is coolly distant.
August 16, 2012
Frustratingly bland work from lead Robert Pattinson results in an awfully watery stew.
August 16, 2012
Conventional it is not. Engrossing it is.
August 16, 2012
Mr. Cronenberg's direction throughout "Cosmopolis" is impeccable, both inside the limo and out.
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