Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas (2012)

Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: May 14, 2013
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Its sprawling, ambitious blend of thought-provoking narrative and eye-catching visuals will prove too unwieldy for some, but the sheer size and scope of Cloud Atlas are all but impossible to ignore.

David Thomson
The New Republic

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.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

An eminently peculiar mismatch of substance and form, like a Hallmark card written by David Foster Wallace.

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Damien Straker
Impulse Gamer

When the narratives are formally compared as an expression of karma and reincarnation, the juxtaposition is vacuous.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

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?

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

The result is maddening, exasperating, occasionally exhilarating -- and mostly boring.

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

This is a film that will be enjoyed most by people who haven't seen many other films.

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James Berardinelli

They key to successfully absorbing the movie may be in not trying to overthink what's on screen.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

For all the spectacular settings and visionary designs, Cloud Atlas left me feeling disconnected

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Eric D. Snider

Personally, I felt ennobled by the inspiring ideas, and captivated by the impressive performances both in front of and behind the camera.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Joseph Brightly
A misunderstood masterpiece.
Bathsheba Monk
I heard the book was good. I found the movie very slow going despite the frantic activity in the beginning.
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Cynthia S.
3 3/4's-- Better than I thought it would be. This definitely was a movie that required your full attention to fully understand the complexity of the… More
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The Wachowski brothers' sprawling epic tells the tales of a disparate collection of characters spread over centuries, from a murder plot on a 19th century… More
Dan Schultz
An ambitious film chronicling six different stories from different time periods (1849 to 2349) and how they are all connected despite taking place in different… More