Director David Cronenberg adapts author Don DeLillo's novel about a Manhattan billionaire (Robert Pattinson) who finds his quest to get a haircut from his father's old barber complicated by the presidential motorcade, a gang of violent anarchists, and a funeral procession for a famous hip-hop star. Meanwhile, the wealthy 28-year-old's vast fortune rests on the value of the yuan, which he continually monitors from the comfort of his stretch limo. Samantha Morton, Paul Giamatti, and Juliette Binoche co-star.
3 stars out of 5 -- "Sex, death, money, power...It's all here, somewhere. But really, this is about a man tearing his world apart to see what's there -- and you get the feeling that's exactly Pattinson's game plan." (Total Film)
"Robert Pattinson plays Packer like James Dean playing James Bond, demanding and getting what he wants....COSMOPOLIS is therefore another session on the couch, one that sounds many echoes of the debilitating aspects of the culture around us." (Sight and Sound)
4 stars out of 5 -- "The journey is subtly detailed by Howard Shore's brilliant electro score....Cronenberg's genius is in how he recognizes that confusion is nothing new, and COSMOPOLIS will endure because he insists that, if shared, it can even be cathartic." (Box Office)
"Pattinson does a quietly marvelous thing in finding vulnerability in [the character]..." (Movieline)
3 stars out of 4 -- "In this fever dream of a movie, Pattinson is incendiary..." (Rolling Stone)