Cosmopolis Synopsis
A 28-year-old billionaire whiz kid (Robert Pattinson), riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo, begins a journey that starts to tear his world apart.
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Slant Magazine

Diamond-hard and dazzlingly brilliant, David Cronenberg's film plays like a deeply perverse, darkly comic successor to Videodrome.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
Conventional it is not. Engrossing it is.
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75

Movieline

Pattinson does a quietly marvelous thing in finding vulnerability in Eric without making it seem like softness.
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75

Rolling Stone

By 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...
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50

Boston Globe

By 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...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By 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...
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50

USA Today

By 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...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The film comes off as an elaborately didactic and overheated lecture.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
After a strong run of films during the past decade, David Cronenberg blows a tire with Cosmopolis.
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40

New York Daily News

By 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...
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Strangely seductive

By pedsarq
This movie is about control. There's the control of others through money, sex, and, most importantly, information. The flow of information is constant and it's never completely transparent, even to...

People walked out of the movie theater.

By sergioquiros
Saturday evening was movies night. It was my turn to pick the movie, and we didn't really care for much of what's playing right now that we hadn't already watched, so I chose Cosmopolis over 10 Years...

What story line???

By Ga-Ga for golden eyes
Robert did a great job acting but the story made no sense, the dialog was hard to follow. Speak in plain terms already! Sorry. Not even worth a redbox rental....

"Cosmopolis"

By fuzzymitten
I really enjoyed this strange and funny journey. Robert Pattinson was great and the scenes with him and Paul Giamatti were brilliant. The supporting cast did a great job and it was very faithful to...

Easily a Solid "Go"

By NassaDane
Really enjoyed it. It is dialogue heavy but it’s wonderful for it. It isn't a Blockbuster and that is the best part about it. For this year it is pretty fresh. It isn't a "Black Swan" level movie but...

COSMOPOLIS REVIEW FROM THE VIEW OF A 72 YEAR OLD GRANDMA.

By twilightlgrandmother
THIS IS A VERY INTENSE MOVIE AND NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. THERE IS VISUAL SEX, SHOCKING VIOLENCE AND CONTINUOUS DIALOG. I LOVED IT !!!!!!! I WILL SEE IT AGAIN AND WILL PURCHASE THE DVD. ROBERT...

Patience grasshopper

By imloco2
This movie is a trip. Your brain will never be the same. Just don't give up on it. Stay till the end and let it sink in. You will probably want to see it again. Wow......

Cosmopolis is weird but awesome!

By sweethartjen
I'll be honest - this movie has some violent scenes and nudity but overall it's really good! The book it's based on was a bit weird so it's not surprising that the movie is, too. It was really great...

DO NOT SEE THIS MOVIE - HORRIBLE!

By TopBull1
We saw this while in Paris this summer - absolutely horrible movie even if you like Rob Pattinson. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME, YOU WILL BE DISAPPOINTED. We see all types of weird, artsy, obtuse movies,...

Cronenberg's Best

By Carson Dyle
Though not for people who must be spoon fed a narrative, Cosmopolis is beautiful, ugly, terrifying, silent, noisy, extremely funny and a very timely condemnation of the isolation and lack of empathy...

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Rated R | For Language, Graphic Nudity, Some Strong Sexual Content and Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Intense, brilliant, and complex, but not for Twilight fans.
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