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Cosmopolis [DVD]
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 January 2013
Difficult and demanding patience, no two words sum up Cronenberg's adaptation of Don Delillo's novel Cosmopolis. This film doesn't exactly welcome viewers with open arms. It has a hard, obtuse visage with an otherworldly worldview and language, the first half of Cronenberg's Cosmopolis is horrible. The sort of mess that pleads a finger to hover over the eject button. Then around kicks the second half. We get a fantastically self-destructive performance from Robert Pattinson and that sense of other that permeates the film, so proudly, finally makes sense. The film is viewed from Pattinson's perspective, he is divorced from the real world and the film grows to reflect his alien perspective, echoing Roeg's The Man Who Fell to Earth. By the time Paul Giamatti turns up the film has grown into something quite remarkable. But the point I have to stress is this: beware this film is as alienating as it is bewitching, even hardcore Cronenberg fans have taken badly to this one.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 December 2012
A typical David Cronenberg film, in that it's pleasingly offbeat but ultimately not particularly satisfying. The DC has made some cracking films, but that was a while ago now. R Patz, acting-wise, isn't bad at all but his boatrace still looks plastered with make-up and I wonder if he'll ever shake off the Twilight thing. The film contains some interesting dialouge but that's about it really. As with alot of Cronenberg films, there is a definate budget feel to the whole thing, though that doesn't particularly matter. I was intrigued by this movie, even after reading the synopsis on the back of the box which made it sound like a bit of a dull affair. I wanted it to deliver but for me - no dice. Perhaps a repeat viewing would reveal more.
Suck it and see; you may like it instantly, or you may be intrigued, like me, and wish there were more to it - go figure! It's a toughy!
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 20 November 2012
David Cronenberg has made some great movies - this is NOT one of them. Boring, self-indulgent rubbish. I kept watching to the end in the hope it might get better - I wish I hadn't bothered!
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on 18 January 2015
disappointed in this film
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 9 February 2013
i would be kind about this if i was 21 and a co-student made this at film school. i might even be impressed (in the 1980s).
But for a "grown-up" film director to produce this kind of twaddle at his age is just depressing.
More depressing is the amount of stars it got on the dvd package from the telegraph and guardian.
Those navel-gazing film reviewers living in islington who gave it those stars just show how easily they are seduced by the idea of their own intelligence. There is nothing clever in this film.
If you're expecting insights into the workings of international economics or fund-trading, forget it. It is just dull.
The actors try their best, no fault of theirs. The director makes them deliver their lines in such a wooden manner it ruins the ten per cent of the dialogue that's actually not bad.

This is just self-indulgent nonsense without proper plot, dialogue, background music or landscape for anyone to be interested in.
I am seriously disappointed in sainsbury's for sucking me in to buy this by selling it cheap.
I wish i'd gone for the three for the price of two pollock fishfingers offer. Some brainfood there at least.
David Cronenburg may be a great director. Next time get someone else to write the screenplay, boyo.

On a plus note, for those people who liked Cache (Hidden) or Black Swan, then this is one for you.
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on 11 July 2015
Good Movie with Robert.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 24 February 2013
I Love it! It was quite difficult to follow at first but once you got into it, it was well worth it! Robert Pattinson excelled as Eric Packer and proved that there is so much more to him than Twilight! Would definately recommend!!
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 23 November 2012
This is a must for Cronenberg fans. Mostly shot in the back of a limousine (which had to be challenging) it is freaky how it has predicted the future despite being written a few years ago. I will think more about having a bad day this has a whole new meaning. I am sure people will be sceptical about Robert Pattinson as the lead character but hold the phone the man is a genius. He is Eric Packer. An amazing amount of dialogue for a young actor but he accomplished it well. An amazing array of talented supporting case including our very own Samantha Morton. Well worth a watch or two and not to be dismissed because of the Pattinson name. A sign of good things to come from this young Brit. Next time you need a haircut get a mobile hairdresser to come to you.
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on 24 May 2015
I liked it not bad
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Difficult, demanding and will definitely not appeal to the majority of cinema-goers but if you love French, Spanish, Mexican, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Australian or indeed most quirky world indie cinema this might just work for you - or not... It worked for me but that is absolutely and positively no guarantee it will work for you. Enjoy...
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