Cosmopolis (2012)

New York City, not-too-distant-future: Eric Packer, a 28 year-old finance golden boy dreaming of living in a civilization ahead of this one, watches a dark shadow cast over the firmament of the Wall Street galaxy, of which he is the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 17, 2012
DVD Release Date: January 1, 2013
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though some may find it cold and didactic, Cosmopolis benefits from David Cronenberg's precise direction, resulting in a psychologically complex adaptation of Don DeLillo's novel.

Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The film is all too faithful to its un-cinematic source.

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Michelle Orange
Capital New York

... Cronenberg's Cosmopolis expresses something new and necessary about the book, which is to say about limits, the gaps in what can be known, both within and between us.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

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

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

"Cosmopolis," because of its allegiance to the book's mannered, offbeat language, feels like it never wakes up.

Eric D. Snider

Quickly grows repetitive and tiresome, meandering toward messages that land softly, producing little impact.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

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.

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Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
A young financial genius is intent on taking his limo across Manhattan to get a haircut from his father's old barber, despite the fact that the streets are… More
Nate Zoebl
David Cronenberg is a director that's full of surprises. The biggest surprise about Cosmopolis, his new film based on the Don DeLillo novella, is how… More
Chris Weber
Adapted from a work by Don DeLillo, this is a story set in near-distant future New York about Eric Packer- a 28 year-old billionaire currency speculator/asset… More
Everett Johnson
I'm a fan of what my wife calls "weird movies". Ones that are very different, and offer something original compared to a lot of the regular… More
Melvin White
Elise Shifrin: Where is your office? What do you do exactly? You know things, I think this is what you do. I think you acquire information and turn it into… More
Pierluigi Puccini
A misfire. emotionally and intellectually impregnable.