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: October 26, 2012
DVD 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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Sarah Marrs

It's a rewarding film experience, if not an entirely satisfactory one.It's not for the faint of heart.

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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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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Balancing an emotional drama with an Avatar-meets-The Matrix glaze, Cloud Atlas is a film worth talking about and debating as much as it is one at which to smile.

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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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Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

And at its best, Cloud Atlas is sprawling, inventive, ambitious, naďve, and thrilling. The momentum never lets up and sometimes that alone is all that keeps you moving through the weave of stories, but it can be enough.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
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Endless uncomprehendible twaddle.
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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
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.
Manu Gino
Everything Is Connected. Good Movie! It is a movie that is a product of our age of internet-driven universal knowledge and vision, and the freedom we have to… More
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