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
This was a poorly directed movie with terrible cinematography made up of boring themes and a pointless plot line. Though it kept me thinking that something of value might happen at any minute, nothing ever did and it ended up being a waste of my time.
The other reviews are spot on. I watched it for 15 mins and it was just like bad improvisation. You have no idea what is going on and more importantly you do not even want to know what is going on because the lines and acting are just corny and lame. I have read reviews on other sites that say this is very artsy and out there and believe me I wanted to see the art in it but it is just bad. I cannot believe the big names that could commit to such a boring movie. Do not waste your time. No wonder this never played in the theaters. The director should actually pay you to watch it.
I fell asleep. My wife insisted that I go back at least as far as to find out where the limousines are parked. Unfortunately, I did. Why does Hollywood create films for which your average viewer needs a librato, a Cliff's Notes with footnotes and bibliography? That last hour requires a psychiatrist to interpret and diagnose the schizophrenia. One reason I was originally attracted to this film was Paul Giamatti. In my estimation his talents were wasted.
i'm a big fan of David Cronenberg's work, but this movie is atrocious. At first I thought Robert Pattinson might have been a billionaire spy, because Robert Pattinson seems to be talking in code to everybody. I finished the movie only the on principle of thinking it had to get better since the trailer seemed really good, but RP is in his limo for 80% of the movie and then he and Paul Giamatti have a super drawn out dialog for 25 minutes to end the movie. Yet they can't even give you the satisfaction of showing you that the ending happened. The movie just ends and you get to think if Giamatti pulls the trigger or not.