Cosmopolis Teaser Reviews   5 comments

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Both David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson are going into Cosmopolis with something to prove. Cronenberg is the revered auteur behind A History of Violence, The Fly and Videodrome, but his stuffy last film A Dangerous Method had some fans wondering if he’d lost his touch. And Pattinson, of course, is the pale and sparkly star of the Twilight franchise, movies that are engineered to suck all acting talent out of its stars– if the kid can act, we haven’t seen it yet. But 30 seconds from now you’ll probably be able to put all those doubts to rest, because a short teaser for Cosmopolis is here, and it is fantastic.

Cinema Blend

It’s Cronenberg, so I’m not worried, but all we can really say for Cosmopolis on the strength of this trailer is it’s not for kids, it’s got some very polished imagery and the content runs the gamut from sex to violence to that combination of sex and violence that Cronenberg is so interested in.

Still, my hunch is that it’s going to be superb.

Bleeding Cool

Whoa. Alright. If Robert Pattinson is trying to break out of his mold, he couldn’t have picked a better project than David Cronenberg‘s Cosmopolis.


Hell yes. God Bless Cronenberg.

More after the jump! 

Film School Rejects

David Cronenberg’s adaption of a seminal Don DeLillo novel, starring Robert Pattinson: Cosmopolis is one of our most anticipated films of the year and the first teaser trailer – all mad neon text, sex (which, if it’s sticking to the book, we’ll be seeing a lot of) and Eric Packer’s bizarre penchant for self mutilation – has only affirmed that.


The first teaser for the adaptation of Don Delillo’s novel has arrived online and it’s full of all the kink fans have come to expect from Cronenberg. It also puts to rest any worries about the casting of Robert Pattinson, who seems to fit into this world perfectly.

Twitch Film

David Cronenberg wrote and directed Cosmopolis based on Don DeLillo’s novel, a study of capitalism in a slightly futuristic metropolis. It stars Robert Pattinson and is a sure bet to be headed for Cannes in May.


Robert Pattinson is really looking to shed his”Twilight” image.

After portraying a man with a trio of mistresses in this year’s “Bel Ami,” the actor is set to star in David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s “Cosmopolis.”

In the first (foreign) teaser for the film, fans get a brief look at Pattinson shooting guns and having several sexual encounters around New York City.

Huffington Post

If you’re only a Pattinson fan because of the Twilight Saga, we’re sure you can let all that mom-unfriendly business slide, though. (RPattz is half-naked in the Cosmpolis trailer! Squee!) For the rest of us, the teaser is a disorienting glimpse at how far from Forks, WA Pattinson is taking his career.

The 30-second-long French trailer — released yesterday on the film’s French Facebook — teases a performance from Robert Pattinson that is unlike anything we’ve ever seen. It opens up with Pattinson’s voice set against a black background saying, “I’m looking for more. Aim and fire, come on, do it, flick the switch.”

Is it a metaphor for something more? Maybe, but it’s also entirely literal, as the teaser reveals Pattinson’s sexy bodyguard and part time fling pointing a taser at his chest. He dares her, “Show me something I don’t know.” Our only response to that is, “Wow.”

MTV Movies Blog

Just take a look at the trailer and tell me if it makes you smile as much as it does for me. Be warned that you might not want to play this one at the office or with kids in the room, though…

Oh, man, I hope that plays Cannes. If so, it will be my top priority for the festival. Or Toronto. Just somewhere, and as soon as possible. Can you imagine being in a theater full of unsuspecting Twi-hards when that film plays? That trailer makes it look like we are in for a very dark ride when the film is finally released. Can’t wait.


If the recently released teaser for his latest, “Cosmopolis” is anything to go by, Cronenberg is back in “Videdrome” and “Crash” mode. What that means? Kinky sex, brutal violence and a brand of weirdness only Cronenberg can conjure up.


Robert Pattinson will once again play dark and brooding, but his latest role proves he can do more than pine and sparkle.

The Hollywood Reporter

Shooting your own left hand, f*ing in a limo, all kinds of crazy sh*t is happening in this teaser trailer for David Cronenberg‘s new film, COSMOPOLIS. It’s as if the teaser is saying welcome to yet another Cronenberg movie, b*tch!
Heads up, this teaser gets real hardcore!..

Rama Screen

It’s a very brief little shot of pure Cronenberg weirdness, but from the looks of this, it could be Pattinson’s most interesting work in a while. Of course, we’ll have to wait and see the whole thing, but this is certainly something very different from most of the films he’s tried before.

Empire Online

It is a short trailer but they pack a lot in and it actually looks pretty awesome!

Hey U Guys

Well, hello, David Cronenberg! In 2012 the director is going to unleash his second film in two years, and for those who thought A Dangerous Method was too dry, it looks like Cosmopolis might be for you. A teaser has just landed for the film, and it looks nuts.

Slash Film

Now here’s an upcoming film that will unite (at least) two decidedly different types of movie geeks: the old-school David Cronenberg junkies and the rabid Robert Pattinson supporters. I have no problem with that, especially after witnessing the semi-nightmarish teaser trailer for Cosmopolis, which is based on the novel by Don DeLillo and also stars the likes of Samantha Morton, Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, and Jay Baruchel.

Move over, Prometheus: David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson are here with a 30-second foreign teaser for Cosmopolis, their adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel about a young billionaire’s dark, demented and all-around catastrophic 24-hour Manhattan odyssey. And it looks amazing.


Robert Pattinson is set to give the performance of his career as young billionaire Eric Packer, who has a very eventful day.


The teaser provides the first look at the tone of the film, and more importantly, Robert Pattinson‘s performance in it. In Cosmopolis, Pattinson plays a newlywed billionaire who ends up losing his bride and his billions in a single day. Even when Pattinson isn’t doing Twilight, he’s hewed towards romantic dramas with Remember Me and Water for Elephants. However, as Twilight draws to a close, his upcoming films will perhaps provide him with the necessary escape velocity to get away from Edward Cullen. In Bel Ami, he plays a character who fucks his way up the social ladder of 1890s Paris, and in Cosmopolis, his character purposely shoots himself in the hand. I can take or leave Bel Ami, but Cosmopolis looks pretty great, and I’m eager to see Pattinson break free of his famous mopey vampire.


If Robert Pattinson is trying to break out of his Twilight persona, hooking up with visionary director David Cronenberg is certainly one way to go. As evidenced by the teaser trailer for Cosmopolis that has debuted, their collaboration is just what the actor needs for people to forget about that Edward guy.

New Poster and NSFW International Teaser Trailer for David Cronenberg’s COSMOPOLIS
As unfair as it is, I’m just as guilty as the next guy or gal of writing off Robert Pattinson in any role because he’s, well, Edward Cullen. In this NSFW international teaser trailer for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis adapation, though, Pattinson is far from a sparkly vampire with self-control issues. In fact, he kind of seems like a badass. Say what you will, but I think that a little Cronenberg gore and violence is exactly what the doctor ordered to help begin laying Cullen to rest.

Movie Fanatic

A French teaser for David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis” looks like the love child of “Shame” and “Scarface.”
While Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method” was about S & M and psychoanalysis, the talky drama was fairly tame in the sex and violence department. This teaser suggests that “Cosmopolis” marks the Canadian’s return to his darker, nastier ways in this near future-set thriller based on Don DeLillo’s novel.

Thompson on Hollywood

The first teaser trailer for David Cronenberg‘s adaptation of Don Delillo’s “Cosmopolis” has been released today and there’s kink, crime and nudity; it would seem that Robert Pattinson sure is trying to break away from Edward Cullen.

Up and Comers

The world will get its first full look at Cosmopolis, the latest film from daring filmmaker David Cronenberg, at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, but a new teaser trailer gives us a first glimpse at the film now and I am seriously impressed.
Granted the quickly edited promo only allows for the visuals, and not Robert’s performance, to stand out, but all signs point to this being the kind of role that could finally give him the non-Twilight hit (critically if not commercially) that has thus far eluded him.

The Insider

The first teaser trailer for David Cronenberg‘s Cosmopolis has arrived and it looks strange, very strange indeed; but in a very, very good way.


Pattinson looks ready to break free from the Twilight mold and the material itself looks to perfectly compliment Cronenberg’s style. We would love to see more than what this international teaser shows off, but it looks like we’ll have to wait until the film gets released some time in 2012 to get the whole picture.


At some point while watching the first teaser trailer for David Cronenberg’s upcoming thriller Cosmopolis, you’re going to be hit with a question. That question might be, “Did Robert Pattinson just shoot himself?” It could be, “Is he urinating inside the car?” Or possibly even, “Is that a giant rat?” And the answer to any and all of these questions is invariably, “Yes.”

But one question that will probably not be answered: “What is going on?” It’s hard to say. But that only makes Cronenberg’s NSFW trailer more compelling.


Posted March 23, 2012 by justfp in Cosmopolis, Robert Pattinson

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5 responses to “Cosmopolis Teaser Reviews

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  1. it’s hot its weird! surreal…

    I gave up on the book 3 times cause I couldn’t get into it, but I will try again 🙂
    It’s great to see Rob in a grown up role; less of the pretty face more gritty harsh character. I’ve been saying it for a while I hope Tarantino casts him as a baddy looking awful 🙂
    It’s time to see the actor behind the pretty face 🙂 x

  2. I read the (weird) book and loved it! The movie, with Mr. Hawtness in? Definitely a must watch!

  3. *grabs inhaler* *O*

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