Director David Cronenberg adapts author Don DeLillo's novel about a Manhattan billionaire (Robert Pattinson) who finds his quest to get a haircut from his father's old barber complicated by the presidential motorcade, a gang of violent anarchists, and a funeral procession for a famous hip-hop star. Meanwhile, the wealthy 28-year-old's vast fortune rests on the value of the yuan, which he continually monitors from the comfort of his stretch limo. Samantha Morton, Paul Giamatti, and Juliette Binoche co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Boring and stupid. One bright spot was when Samantha Morton got in the car (where just about everything takes place.) Ending is supposed to leave you guessing but I was just happy it was over. I don't even remember Kiera Knightly in the movie. Might have been when I dozed off.
The only good thing about this movie is that it really wasn't that slow, but it is truly ridiculous and not good at all. There probably is some universal point I missed but I was very disappointed with this one. The premise is not good; acting is fine. It is nice they only made it over 90 minutes so you don't waste a terrible amount of time watching it.