‘Cosmopolis’ [Full] Trailer Reviews – Part 1
There were three versions of the trailer out when it it hit, one in French, and the two that are posted here on the blog and on the official film site cosmopolisthefilm. Reviews started pouring in, however writers were not always talking about the same trailer. It doesn’t matter, though, because….
The reviews are overwhelmingly positive, no matter which trailer exactly. This tremendous reception is quite an achievement for director Cronenberg and all involved in putting it together- especially after the very high expectations the teaser trailer surely created.
We don’t have our own review right now-we’re beyond thrilled with what we see, of course- but we do want to say this: we are so proud to be blogging on this film.
In alphabetical order, by source…
Hey folks, Harry here… I don’t know about you, but I am dying to see this Cronenberg film, which seems to be taking a tone of “weird” that his last three films haven’t fully embraced. Me… I love nothing more than with Cronenberg unleashes some batshit insane awesome that he does better than anyone.
“I wanna a haircut,” says Robert Pattinson’s multibillionaire Eric Packer — sounding like a petulant, spoiled brat with too much power and all-too-mundane needs — at the beginning of the newly released Cosmopolis trailer… As expected, considering that this is a David Cronenberg movie, the Cosmopolis trailer looks great, Pattinson looks and sounds flawless in the role of the billionaire whose universe is about to be radically rearranged, and the (audible) dialogue sounds as weird as what one gets to hear in real life, e.g., “The logical extension of business is murder” or, again, “I wanna a haircut.”
For those who suspect the 69-year-old of mellowing with age, Cronenberg has one last word: Cosmopolis.
Adapted from Don DeLillo’s novel and starring Robert Pattinson in a perhaps completely incidental headline-grabbing fashion, this looks like the kind of lean, perverse futurism that Cronenberg has excelled at.
complex Jason Serafino
…This looks too amazing to be a real thing, and i think i can say with some certainty that Cronenberg and co. didn’t play it safe this time around (do they ever?). the trailer takes me back to the 80s in the best way possible — that sleeveless leather vest might as well be a DeLorean — and if Robert Pattinson was the conduit Cronenberg needed in order to get back to his roots and pump out Videodrome 2.0, well that’s just fine by me.
All I can say is that it will be interesting to see Cronenberg revisit the psychosexual politics that defined his early works. True, A Dangerous Method covered some of the same thematic territory, but that wasn’t driven by the bizarre images that became the director’s calling card.
empireonline Owen Williams
Following the bonkers teaser from a couple of weeks ago, here’s a full trailer for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, heralding its premier at Cannes next month….Two catchphrases immediately grab our attention, in the repeated “I want a haircut”, and the less everyday “A spectre is haunting the world!” We think that’s a nice summing up of the micro and macro elements at work here….While it’s not quite as gonzo as the short version, the new trailer still provides more questions than answers, which is totally as it should be.
[..Still,] the drama—competing for the Palme d’Or prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival—looks exceptionally compelling, and the little Cronenberg cinematic idiosyncrasies look downright fascinating… Readers, talk amongst yourselves. I’ll give you a topic: Robert Pattinson takes a gun and shoots his own hand. Discuss.
I’m excited to see what Pattinson can do in a major role that isn’t broody vampire-y. The film looks pretty captivating.
thefilmstage Jordan Raup
This trailer expands on the mind-bending bits found in the first, with a great look at what will certainly be Pattinson’s meatiest role yet. I love the imagery Cronenberg is playing with, as it looks to be something straight out of one of his 80s/early 90s classics.
“Show me something I don’t know.” This looks wild, Cronenberg back with more debauchery. AlloCine.fr has posted the full-length official trailer for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, starring Robert Pattinson as a billionaire who takes his limo around the city for an entire day. Lots of crazy shit happens, and I mean some seriously crazy things, as you’ll get a glimpse of in this. The trailer also confirms that Cosmopolis is premiering at the Cannes Film Festival next month, with an official selection tag. Jay Baruchel, Kevin Durand and Juliette Binoche make appearances in the trailer as well. See it below!
Master auteur David Cronenberg (The Fly, Crash, A History of Violence, A Dangerous Method) is taking audiences on another journey out to the edge of sanity with his new film COSMOPOLIS
To coincide with the news that Cosmopolis will be premiering at Cannes this year, Allocine and Twitch have released two new trailers for David Cronenberg’s new movie. Both trailers are rather surreal but intriguing and we know that all your Robert Pattinson fans out there are going to love it!
hitfix Kristopher Tapley
I was personally no fan of Cronenberg’s last film, which hit the fall festival circuit. At all. But with this trailer it looks like he’s back in the pocket I like. I mean, it’s about a rich dude (Robert Pattinson) taking his limo across town to get a haircut. Co-starring are Jay Baruchel, Paul Giamatti, Kevin Durand, Juliette Binoche and Samantha Morton, so obviously the cast stacks up. And I’m eager for Pattinson to break free of the “Twilight” shackles.
With the end of the Twilight Saga fast approaching, it looks like Robert Pattinson may be ready to graduate to some grown-up (and, dare we say, better) fare — especially if the trailer for Cosmopolis is any indication. Granted, the latest video for the David Cronenberg–directed drama doesn’t do much in the way of clarifying things from last month’s teaser, but this is Cronenberg we’re talking about, so seeing the film in its entirety probably won’t even help. What we can ascertain from the trailer, however, is that rats are involved (literally and possibly metaphorically) and that Pattinson wants a f—ing haircut!! Oh, and that Cosmopolis looks amazing, regardless of what it’s really about.
hollywoodreporter Rebecca Leffler
Just hours before Cannes film festival bosses Gilles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux were set to announce this year’s lineup at the 65th annual festival, a trailer for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis hit the Internet, confirming the film’s inclusion in the official selection at Cannes. The first few seconds of the trailer included the festival’s signature “Competition Officielle Festival de Cannes” stamp and golden palm logo.
indiewire Nigel M. Smith
For those who thought Cronenberg went soft on us with his acclaimed period drama “A Dangerous Method,” prepare to be surprised. If the promising trailer for “Cosmopolis” is anything to go by, Cronenberg is back in “Videdrome” and “Crash” mode. What that means? Kinky sex, brutal violence and a brand of weirdness only Cronenberg can conjure up.
Title: “Cosmopolis First Trailer Takes No Prisoners Again” Intense and intriguing, Pattinson displays a previously unseen callousness in his roles to date, delivering the oddly poetic yet brutal tone Don DeLillo set in his book of the same name….. How does it end? You’ll have to read the book or watch the film. If you’re wise, you’ll do both. If only to see how brilliantly Cronenberg, Pattinson and the rest of cast that includes Juliet Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Samantha Morton, Jay Baruchel and Mathieu Amalric — bring to life a story that’s as potent today as it was when it was written.
inquisitr.com Trailer 2 review Page Mackinley
Robert Pattinson is still “looking for more.” And after the first full Cosmopolis trailer dropped this morning, so were thousands of others… So what does the latest trailer show us that’s different, if anything? Well, in a way this second trailer is more rounded. More time is given to some of the other characters, thus we get more insight into who they are and what they want. We see Sarah Gadon (playing, Elise Shifrin, Packer’s new wife) say to Packer, “You acquire information and turn it into something awful … you need to be inflamed don’t you? This is your element.” Pattinson, equal partsdispassionate and intense, radiates a definitive presence at the center of the madness, while all around him people say (seemingly) random things like: “This is a protest against the future,” “I smell sex all over you.” …..
[..But] now that we get to see the impressive full trailer, it’s safe to say this movie isn’t just different from Twilight — but probably from any film we’ve ever seen. Seriously, what the heck is this movie even about?! Though whether you can figure out the film’s plot or not, one thing is for certain — this is Pattinson’s big chance for audiences to see him in a gritty, non-romantic role — and he’s clearly going for it.
…signing on for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis looks more and more like the best decision Robert Pattinson has ever made. Now that the edgy adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 2003 novel is heading for a Cannes — and with the fearlessly cold, cynical swagger RPattz displays in the latest Cosmopolis trailer — this is shaping up to be the career-changer the erstwhile Edward Cullen has been looking for. Close Pattinson-watchers already gleaned as much while keeping tabs on the project as it filmed, and devoted fans have been championing his turn as a rascally womanizer in the upcoming period pic Bel Ami as a move against type. (Whether or not they’ll turn out come opening day is another story.) But the new Cosmopolis trailer and Cannes announcement achieves something no mainstream romantic vehicle could do for Pattinson: It suggests to the uninitiated that there’s something more to him than teen idol fare.
Based on the book by Don DeLillo, the film offers the most promising non-“Twilight” role for Robert Pattinson yet as the billionaire Eric Packer who has one helluva day in his limousine. Sex, drugs, hallucinations and more cross his path, and for anyone worried Cronenberg had become respectable with “A Dangerous Method” he’s in full form here, even going back to his psycho-sexual roots in what looks like something out of a Terry Gilliam film inspired by an LSD trip…It’s going to be freaky time on the Croisette.
Here’s a new trailer for director David Cronenberg‘s latest, COSMOPOLIS, it’s not as fast paced and insane as the previous teaser, this one’s more composed but still weird, my favorite part is the mouse headed dude on top of a limo, it’s a ‘what the hell’ moment in my book. I’m glad co-star Kevin Durand is credited here, he’s an underrated supporting actor who deserves significant gigs like this..
punchdrunkcritics Travis Hopson
As Cannes gears up to release its full slate of films later today, news began to drop that a new trailer for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis would arrive, and well, here it is and confirming it will be an official selection at the festival. All the more reason to be jealous of those who will be attending. I hate you with the heat of a thousand white hot suns…If you thought last month’s teaser was crazy, then prepare to be blown away….Sex, drugs, and unusual gunplay interfere with what should have been a routine day now gone terribly awry mostly thanks to Eric’s own self destructive tendencies.
screencrush Damon Houx
Reactions to the Cosmopolis teaser trailer have ranged from eloquent statements – expressing excitement for the latest strange and disturbing piece of cinema produced by David Cronenberg (The Fly, A History of Violence, etc.) – to somewhat less insightful comments (such as “WTF is this?!”). To be fair, both “extremes” were quite called for, as that short trailer packs a whole lot of madness into a slim period of time. That’s all to say: the newly-unveiled full-length theatrical promo for Cosmopolis (see above) is probably going to prompt similar responses across the board, especially since the trailer is structured more to raise questions about the film’s storyline and content (as opposed to summarizing them). An intriguing, but fitting, approach to take here, it seems.
The first teaser trailer for David Cronenberg‘s Cosmopolis was a delirious ode to the filmmaker’s middle period — a chapter in his career that we’d begun to think was closed for good. But in that teaser for the adaptation of Don DeLillo‘s novel about a young billionaire who pulls strings from within a high-tech limo, we’re flashed with wild images of Robert Pattinson engaging in illicit sex, watching what seemed to be a dinosaur-sized rat, putting a bullet through his own hand, and musing about boundaries and desire. In short: vintage Cronenberg in all its glory. The tone looks even more old-school Cronenberg than what we saw in the teaser — his affinity for a very particular dialogue cadence and isolated shot staging is very much on display. This one looks entertaining as hell, frankly.
[In the teaser Pattinson] really showed a quite a bit of range that can only be brought out by an auteur such as Cronenberg. [Speaking of the European trailer:] It really gives a sense of just how far the movie is going and just how extreme Cronenberg is pushing the boundaries. If you haven’t picked up on it yet, this is all ok with me. While his recent films have been brilliant, David Cronenberg is at his best when he is being weird and really messing with our minds.