It's great to see Maps to the Stars in the news again in advance of it's US release today. I know we all just love that Rob got to work with David Cronenberg again and it's always great to see Rob on the big screen! New reviews are in and are saying all the right things ...
The Film Journal
"Maps to the Stars is a brilliantly corrosive, often hilarious portrait of a warped Hollywood"
"Jerome, the limo driver—a minor player, really—eventually gets seduced by Havana. As she hits on him from the back seat, Pattinson, observing her in the rear-view mirror, perfectly mixes prurience, curiosity and an air of why-the-hell-not?—terrific comic acting. No wonder Cronenberg loves him (see Cosmopolis)."
Indiwire (in a repost of their Cannes review)
"the director's most twisted, and as a consequence, most deliciously entertaining film, in quite a long while."
"The director's also been gifted a cracking cast for the material. Before you ask: no, Robert Pattinson isn't in it all that much ... but yes, he's pretty good in it. Plus you get to see him as a sort of glam-rock version of Khan from "Star Trek," so there's that."
"the film works as a dark comic blast into the dazzle and depravity of Hollyweird. The great Cronenberg, with the help of gifted cinematographer Peter Suschitzky, keeps us locked to reality even as the film hurtles into the absurd. You can laugh with Maps to the Stars, but you can't laugh it off. Prepare to be knocked for a loop."
"due, in no small part, to the alarming script by Bruce Wagner, a writer best known as an envelope-pushing chronicler of Tinseltown ego and excess. He's crafted another aggressively soulless cautionary tale here about Hollywood narcissism — and it's a corker."
and for those of you in LA the LA Times also had all the LA details
MPAA rating: R for disturbing violence, sexual content, graphic nudity, language, drug material
Running time: 1 hour, 51 minutes
Playing: Sundance Sunset, Los Angeles; Laemmle's NoHo 7, North Hollywood; Laemmle's Playhouse 7, Pasadena; Regency South Coast Village 3, Santa Ana
So you know what to do, if you can get to a screening near you, go and support Rob
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