(2012)

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88
Diamond-hard and dazzlingly brilliant, David Cronenberg's film plays like a deeply perverse, darkly comic successor to Videodrome.
80
Conventional it is not. Engrossing it is.
75
This mesmerizing mind-bender ought to prove two things: (1) Robert Pattinson really can act; (2) Director David Cronenberg never runs from a challenge.
75
Pattinson does a quietly marvelous thing in finding vulnerability in Eric without making it seem like softness.
75
Cosmopolis may be a cerebral mood piece, but it is loaded with strong performances that connect on an emotional level.
75
The trouble with Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg's faithful-to-a-fault adaptation from Don DeLillo's 2003 novel, is that it's more metaphor than meat.
50
The film comes off as an elaborately didactic and overheated lecture.
50
Robert Pattinson must be hellbent on escaping the world of sparkly-skinned undead to take on the starring role in the leaden, obtuse and ultra-pretentious Cosmopolis.
50
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.
40
It is a disappointment coming from writer-director David Cronenberg, who has proved such a master at mind games. Cronenberg is perhaps too faithful to the book. The topic is provocative and certainly timely, but the film never achieves the incisive power of his best work, "A History of Violence" for one. Even an A-list ensemble that includes Juliette Binoche, Samantha Morton and Paul Giamatti can't save it.
40
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 breakdown. But frustratingly bland work from lead Robert Pattinson results in an awfully watery stew.
40
After a strong run of films during the past decade, David Cronenberg blows a tire with Cosmopolis.

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