From June issue of Russian Phychologies. Translation by Christine:
Cronenberg’s latest films from the point of view of thought and influence could not compare with his “Crash” “The Fly” and “Dead Zone” but in Cosmopolis the “action Psychologist” shows his previous might. In the screen adaptation of the novel by Don DeLillo-a post modernist novelist (or American umberto eco) he creates the image of modern world- the world with every technological comfort but which is full of violence. Protesting against universal functionality/purposefulness is a young billionaire-never leaving Manhattan, in just 24 hours he loses all his material and social assets and acquires a real “self”. And wonderful actor -Pattinson, whose talent showed even playing a young vampire, creates the image of a whole generation of baby boom children-young people feeling they should be billionaires just by the right of birth in the environment of “Golden Billion”. Cosmopolis- , expressive, gloomy/impenetrable without illusions -it mostly reminds us of Edvard Munch’s painting “The Scream” and you should agree that not often do we feel like comparing modern films with real pieces of art.
At the bottom of the article shows four stars equaling brilliant/excellent and Cosmopolis received 4 stars.