Robert Pattinson Stars in Cosmopolis – A Misfire, Says PEOPLE’s Critic

Robert Pattinson and Sarah Gadon, in Cosmopolis

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updated 08/14/2012 AT 8:00 AM ET

originally published 08/16/2012 AT 5:00 PM ET

I hate to kick a guy when he’s down, but Robert Pattinson is in dire need of career counseling. Frankly, the man hasn’t been in a good movie since Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and that includes this impenetrable forest of idiocy.

But he’s not really the problem with Cosmopolis, a misfire from director David Cronenberg based on a novel by Don DeLillo.

Pattinson gamely tries to find his way as Eric Packer, a financial guru who takes his stretch limo on an odyssey across town to get a haircut.


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