Here’s a great Cosmopolis review by Sumoskinny:-
(Grade: A )
Once in a while, there are moments when you are watching a film where you feel completely uneasy – not so you’re going to throw up or walk out because you feel disgusted or violated, but where the tension just completely overwhelms you so that you’re grasping whatever you can to get over the unsettling feeling. Imagine that feeling for a whole 108 minutes, and that’s probably the best short description I could give you about nerve-wracking mastermind David Cronenberg’s newest movie “Cosmopolis.”
First off, anybody who puts down Robert Pattinson as an actor because of his Edward Cullen vampire history is a hater – straight up. The kid’s got major talent, proving it in “Cosmopolis.” He plays billionaire asset manager Eric Packer, a young sex addict who rides around New York City in his stretch limousine complete with a high-tech office, a hideaway toilet, and more than enough room for casual mid-day procreative endeavors.
Packer is completely disconnected from reality and doesn’t want to be seen by anyone. He hides in his limousine, where he believes he is physically protected by his bodyguard Torval (Kevan Durand) and intellectually protected by his supercomputers and countless jargon-speaking employees. But Eric is truly uneasy, in part because he can’t get his newly married multi-billionaire wife to put out in bed but also because his assets are crumbling to nothing amidst the devaluation of the US dollar. Putting the cherry on top of this bad day is the fact that he can’t get down the street to his barber for a haircut because there is a giant Occupy-like protest invading the streets, with the demonstrators holding rats that are supposed to represent what the U.S. currency has turned to......
Read the full review here
thanks to TOR