Away From The Madness, Is Robert Pattinson's 'Cosmopolis' Any Good?


Over the past few weeks, you'd have been forgiven for assuming Robert Pattinson wasn't really a Hollywood actor at all: just a figure invented for the benefit of the tabloid press. However, away from the madness of the 'cheating scandal', Pattinson has a post-Twilight career to move forward with, and it begins with David Cronenberg's psychological drama 'Cosmopolis', based on the novel by Don DeLillo.

It's likely to perform strongly at the box-office given Pattinson's media presence over the last couple of weeks, but is it any good? Critics appear to be divided on the film, which follows finance 'golden boy' Eric Packer being chauffeured across midtown Manhattan to get a haircut at his father's old barbers. Manohla Dargis of the New York Times lauded the movie - though mainly focused her praise on the director - writing, "Mr. Cronenberg's direction throughout "Cosmopolis" is impeccable, both inside the limo and out". Peter Travers of Rolling Stone magazine was equally complimentary and even touched upon Pattinson's performance, musing, "If you can get past the psychological density of the source material and the tabloid noise around the star , this mesmerizing mind-bender ought to prove that Robert Pattinson really can act and director David Cronenberg never runs from a challenge". However, it's not all good for the pair, and Claudia Puig of USA Today slammed the movie, writing, "It's all vapid snark, didactic sermonizing and bewildering shock tactics". Elsewhere, Kyle Smith of the New York Post was left completely flat by 'Cosmopolis', saying, "David Cronenberg meets Don DeLillo at last, and it's as if all the angels of heaven have come together. And said nothing".

So overall, it looks like another solid offering from Pattinson - though there could be more to come. He recently signed on to join Guy Pearce in 'The Rover' - a near-future Western set in the Australian desert. Sounds interesting.


Contactmusic

Tags: Robert Pattinson - David Cronenberg - Guy Pearce


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Middle Earth is Ravaged By War in 'The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies' [Trailer + Pictures]

As promised by the release of Smaug from Eribor, war has descended...

Middle Earth is Ravaged By War in 'The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies' [Trailer + Pictures]

The Expendables 3 Trailer

The cast of 'The Expendables 3' discuss the upcoming action film in a short featurette. Among them are...

The Expendables 3 Trailer

Comic-Con Excites Once Again: Here Are The Highlights

The San Diego Comic-Con is one of the biggest events of the popular arts calendar and rarely fails to...

Comic-Con Excites Once Again: Here Are The Highlights

Jimi: All Is By My Side Trailer

Jimi Hendrix started earning money from his musical career as a simple backing guitarist at the...

Jimi: All Is By My Side Trailer

Ten Of The Best Quentin Tarantino Movie Soundtrack Songs

In Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino has managed to assemble another top draw...

Ten Of The Best Quentin Tarantino Movie Soundtrack Songs

Tusk - Trailer

Wallace Bryton (Justin Long) has a job that most could only dream of. He spends his working days travelling...

Tusk Trailer
Advertisement

Hilary Duff releases video for new single 'Chasing The Sun'

Hilary Duff unveiled the summery music video to her new single ‘Chasing The Sun’ after...

Hilary Duff releases video for new single 'Chasing The Sun'

Jeremy Clarkson Racism: So What Happens Now?

The most pointless announcement in the history of the Internet was made yesterday...

Jeremy Clarkson Racism: So What Happens Now?

Star Wars: Episode VII Being Shot on Remote Island

The cast and crew of the new Star Wars film have descended upon a remote island off the...

Star Wars: Episode VII Being Shot on Remote Island


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Robert Pattinson Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Robert Pattinson

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All