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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Whatever your age, even if life is an ocean made up of many drops, you may resolve that life is too short for this errant nonsense."
‑ David Thomson, The New Republic
"An eminently peculiar mismatch of substance and form, like a Hallmark card written by David Foster Wallace."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"When the narratives are formally compared as an expression of karma and reincarnation, the juxtaposition is vacuous."
‑ Damien Straker, Impulse Gamer
"A movie that transcends all structure for a meaning much deeper than can ever be written in clarity."
‑ David Keyes,
"It would be an excellent advertisement for you to read the book, if you hadn't just ruined it by watching the movie."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"A film which piles on the action, the romance, the philosophical inquiry and the silly accents until the viewer is left punch-drunk and reeling. Seriously, what's not to love?"
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"The result is maddening, exasperating, occasionally exhilarating -- and mostly boring."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"This is a film that will be enjoyed most by people who haven't seen many other films."
‑ Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film
"A scattershot film that courageously tries to incorporate as much of the novel as possible, only to find it doesn't translate well from the page."
‑ Matt Neal, The Standard
"With Hollywood in its current conservative mode, recycling tired franchises left and right, it's tempting to applaud the sheer out-there-ness of Cloud Atlas."
‑ Margot Harrison, Seven Days
"They key to successfully absorbing the movie may be in not trying to overthink what's on screen."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"For all the spectacular settings and visionary designs, Cloud Atlas left me feeling disconnected"
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Personally, I felt ennobled by the inspiring ideas, and captivated by the impressive performances both in front of and behind the camera."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"Like a fitted coat worn by someone it wasn't tailored for, parts of Cloud Atlas bulge out, overstretched, begging for more material, while other sections hang laughably loose."
‑ Violet Lucca, Film Comment Magazine
"It's an exercise in monotony..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
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