Cannes Critical Consensus: Robert Pattinson Is Just Too Damn Pretty in “Cosmopolis”

Here’s something you probably weren’t expecting from Robert Pattinson in David Cronenberg’s new film, Cosmopolis: the dashing hero spends the day trying to get to . . . a haircut. Yup, you read right. It’s about how he must be perfectly coiffed at all times. No, he’s not playing a matinee idol, he’s not a vain vampire, he’s not even gay in the movie! He’s just the most pretentious, hedonistic, and clueless twat you’ve ever had the displeasure of encountering on film. Or any medium, to be perfectly frank.

The critical consensus from Cannes has been mixed, to put it politely. To wit, read what some prominent reviewers have had to say about the movie, in particular why Pattinson, despite his rosy red cheekbones, may have been the wrong choice to play the lead.

Heartthrob Robert Pattinson fails to deliver in Cronenberg’s ‘Cosmopolis’[France 24]

Robert Pattinson Starrer ‘Cosmopolis’ Gets Mixed Cannes Reception[Wall Street Journal]

Robert Pattinson gives a sensationally controlled central performance in David Cronenberg’s film Cosmopolis[The Telegraph]

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