This is a prime example of an admirable misfire. I absolutely love the director, David Cronenberg, but I don’t feel as though this is one of his best films. I have no qualms with the concept, it’s just the delivery is a little too nice. Cronenberg is a director who creates films that are challenging, that require the audience to think and engage actively; Cosmopolis is too easy going. The edges of Cronenberg’s films are usually jagged and they make you feel uncomfortable. This is smoother and feels too weak, so for me doesn’t amount to an awful lot.