More Cosmopolis Reviews   2 comments

We posted a lot of reviews HERE, but here are a few more reviews of Cosmopolis:


“Pattinson is able to convey a whole lot about his Cosmopolis character simply with a curdled sneer and a soul-sick gaze. He’s skilled at delivering the tricky DeLillo dialogue, too, which Cronenberg has preserved in huge swaths for his adaptation.” -Kyle Buchanan,



“Eric Packer (a surprisingly adequate Robert Pattinson), [is] an ambivalent and self-destructive power broker.” -Simon Abrams,


Huffington Post:

“Featuring an ensemble cast built on quick cameos, the film is anchored by a solid, ennui-filled performance by Robert Pattinson, shedding his Twilight skin for something more substantive and reminiscent of Christian Bale in American Pyscho.” -Raffi Asdourian,


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Toronto Star:

“Packer, very well played by Pattinson, would have made a good patient for the subjects of Cronenberg’s previous movie, A Dangerous Method.” -Peter Howell,

Film School Rejects:

“Robert Pattinson does well enough with the material, convincingly aloof and alien, and coping with the necessary rampant biological urges well without caricaturing, but really his is a rather thankless task, afforded only overtly-poetic, heavily self-conscious dialogue and shallow dynamics with other characters.” -Simon Gallagher,

The Guardian:

“As the star, Robert Pattinson’s face is set in an immobile semi-sneer of super-cool unshockability.” -Peter Bradshaw,


Daily Telegraph:

“Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis [is] talky but terrific, with a steely, sinuous turn from Pattinson.” -Robbie Collin,


New York Times

” As a diagnosis of what ails us, “Cosmopolis” would make an excellent if slightly nauseating double-bill with Mary Harron’s Wall Street horror shocker, “American Psycho.” – Manohla Dargis,


More added:


“After its premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, critical response was mixed, but name me one Cronenberg picture that has not met similar reception. COSMOPOLIS is evidence of a director pouring his intellect and soul into a film that is even colder, more calculated, impenetrable and alien than any other genre film he has ever attempted before.” ” It’s a difficult film to like, and demands its audience immerse itself in its insect-like intellect and quietly unfolding, aloof narrative. It most certainly is a difficult film, but for serious fans and scholars of the director’s unique and unwavering world view, it is both essential and immensely rewarding. Pattinson (who is excellent in a difficult role) plays a dead-eyed billionaire named Eric Packer, a finely tailored humanoid who is like capitalism itself made flesh.” full review here


SF Chronicle:

“Limo: Incredibly, Pattinson delivers the strongest performance. His blase expression works well, and he pulls off complicated limo scenes with Binoche and the doctor.”

Posted May 27, 2012 by Sim in Cosmopolis, Robert Pattinson

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