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Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart.

Actors: Patricia McKenzie , Emily Hampshire , Mathieu Amalric , Kevin Durand , Jay Baruchel , Samantha Morton , Paul Giamatti , Juliette Binoche , Sarah Gadon , Robert Pattinson
Directors: David Cronenberg
Release: 2012-05-25
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  • Simon Abrams

    Everything matters in Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, but not everything is necessarily the same as DeLillo's book. And that makes the film, as a series of discussions about inter-related money-minded contradictions, insanely rich and maddeningly complex. We can't wait to rewatch it.

    The Playlist Full Review
  • Bud Wilkins

    Diamond-hard and dazzlingly brilliant, David Cronenberg's film plays like a deeply perverse, darkly comic successor to Videodrome.

    Slant Magazine Full Review
  • Manohla Dargis

    A cold, funny number about the erotics of money and the seduction of death.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • John Anderson

    Conventional it is not. Engrossing it is.

    Wall Street Journal Full Review
  • David Ehrlich

    It's Cronenberg's most willfully weird movie since "Spider," and it should prove a tough sell despite Pattinson's ample star power.

    Boxoffice Magazine Full Review
  • Justin Chang

    An eerily precise match of filmmaker and material, Cosmopolis probes the soullessness of the 1% with the cinematic equivalent of latex gloves.

    Variety Full Review
  • Joshua Rothkopf

    Director David Cronenberg - who knows a thing or two about bodily expressions - understands, finally, what to do with the Twilight star, turning his zombified handsomeness into a stark canvas upon which we can project our own anxieties.

    Time Out New York Full Review
  • Rene Rodriguez

    Cosmopolis may be a cerebral mood piece, but it is loaded with strong performances that connect on an emotional level.

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • Peter Travers

    This mesmerizing mind-bender ought to prove two things: (1) Robert Pattinson really can act; (2) Director David Cronenberg never runs from a challenge.

    Rolling Stone Full Review
  • Eric Kohn

    Since 2005's "A History of Violence," Cronenberg has ventured beyond the grotesque allegorical interests of his earlier movies, a shift that has led some longtime fans to assume he has softened up. As an enjoyably peculiar anti-capitalist indictment, Cosmopolis proves otherwise.

    indieWIRE Full Review
  • Alison Willmore

    Pattinson does a quietly marvelous thing in finding vulnerability in Eric without making it seem like softness.

    Movieline Full Review
  • Liam Lacey

    The trouble with Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg's faithful-to-a-fault adaptation from Don DeLillo's 2003 novel, is that it's more metaphor than meat.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Bill Goodykoontz

    Cosmopolis is frustrating, funny, thought-provoking, weird, maddening, worthwhile. It isn't a great movie. Sometimes it's not a good one. Sometimes it is. Ultimately, it is one worth working through, a valuable exercise if you're willing to make the effort.

    Arizona Republic Full Review
  • David Denby

    Cronenberg has made an eccentric and beautiful-looking movie - a languid, deadpan, conceptualist joke.

    The New Yorker Full Review
  • Bilge Ebiri

    Cosmopolis is often beautiful, but at times it feels like a movie sealed off from itself.

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
  • Dana Stevens

    Because I've long been captivated by Cronenberg's keen intelligence and highly personal cinematic vision, 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.

    Slate Full Review
  • Shawn Levy

    The journey on which he takes us may not satisfy in the ways we normally ask of movies, but if it did it wouldn't be a Cronenberg, would it?

    Portland Oregonian Full Review
  • Marc Savlov

    As a portrait of both man and society in exquisitely poised decline, it's harrowing, hilarious, and horrific in equal measure.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Joe Williams

    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.

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Full Review
  • Michael Phillips

    I just wish Cronenberg hadn't adapted the book on his own. Behind the camera, he does remarkable things, turning Packer's limo into what Cronenberg himself has described as an upscale version of "Das Boot." But the playlets constituting the whole are thick, stubbornly undramatic affairs; the verbiage is lumpy, self-conscious.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Stephanie Merry

    It feels like each and every moment bursts forth with urgent dialogue, and yet what does anyone actually say?

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Mick LaSalle

    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.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Mark Feeney

    The novel is extremely funny. It's hilarious as well as horrific (all sorts of bad things are going on outside the limo - and a few inside of it, too). Yet whenever the movie is funny, it feels like a mistake. Comedy has never been a Cronenberg strength.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Roger Ebert

    Its characters are bloodless, their speech monotone. If there are people like this, I hope David Cronenberg's film is as close as I ever get to them. You couldn't pay me to see it again.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Claudia Puig

    Robert Pattinson must be hellbent on escaping the world of sparkly-skinned undead to take on the starring role in the leaden, obtuse and ultra-pretentious Cosmopolis.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Keith Phipps

    As Pattinson nears the bottom - both of his fortune, and to all appearances, his sanity - Cronenberg has to take the film somewhere, emptying out into a confrontation between Pattinson and a disgruntled former employee (Paul Giamatti) that never fully ties together all that's come before.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Karina Longworth

    To the extent that Cosmopolis functions as a super-literal conceptual exercise, it's simultaneously irritating and fascinating.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Owen Gleiberman

    The film comes off as an elaborately didactic and overheated lecture.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Mike Scott

    Alas, in Cronenberg's hands, it just comes across as cold and lifeless and exhausting.

    New Orleans Times-Picayune Full Review
  • Betsy Sharkey

    It is a disappointment coming from writer-director David Cronenberg, who has proved such a master at mind games. Cronenberg is perhaps too faithful to the book. The topic is provocative and certainly timely, but the film never achieves the incisive power of his best work, "A History of Violence" for one. Even an A-list ensemble that includes Juliette Binoche, Samantha Morton and Paul Giamatti can't save it.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Elizabeth Weitzman

    There are plenty of ideas to gnaw on, given that Cronenberg has adapted Don DeLillo's intense novel of a New York on the verge of dystopian breakdown. But frustratingly bland work from lead Robert Pattinson results in an awfully watery stew.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Todd McCarthy

    After a strong run of films during the past decade, David Cronenberg blows a tire with Cosmopolis.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Richard Corliss

    Vapid, claustrophobic drama.

    Time Full Review
  • Kyle Smith

    The climax is as dull as reading the dictionary of a language you do not speak.

    New York Post Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

    Sometimes, even a little gratuitous nudity can't save a movie. This is one of those occasions. Cosmopolis easily trumps "To Rome with Love" as the biggest disappointment of 2012 from an established director.

    ReelViews Full Review
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