Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away Reviews

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Dave White
Movies.com
March 18, 2013
...it's a tourism brochure, a very long, very sparkly infomercial for one-handed pushups...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 17, 2013
Designed as pure confection for the eyes, this largely wordless fare is perfect for kids (how many G-rated films are there around?) and for any stressed-out office worker eager for something to unwind to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
February 16, 2013
The miracle of the live Cirque du Soleil experience simply does not translate into film. I felt as though I had been invited to an extravagant banquet and while I was able to admire what was on offer, I never got close enough to satisfy my appetite
Philip French
Observer [UK]
February 3, 2013
It's solemn, tasteless, overdressed, a circus smelling of Chanel No 5 rather than sweat and sawdust.
Jason Best
Movie Talk
February 2, 2013
If the less-than-compelling plot leads you to drift off, it won't be long before another tour-de-force of agility or grace jerks you awake.
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
February 1, 2013
A drippy linking story only reinforces the concert video feel, and it inevitably lacks the spark of live performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Terry Staunton
Radio Times
February 1, 2013
It's all beautifully choreographed, the performers are remarkable and the set design is wonderful, but even in 3D, writer/director Andrew Adamson's film lacks the exhilarating thrill of seeing the shows live.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
February 1, 2013
A stronger storyline might have helped.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Grant Rollings
Sun Online
January 31, 2013
Going to a real circus is much more fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stuart Heritage
Guardian
January 31, 2013
The female lead only says one word during Worlds Away: "Help". I know exactly how she feels.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
January 28, 2013
The film doesn't convey a sense of danger to Cirque's trapeze ballets and you'll struggle to find any sort of narrative logic to the Mexican wrestlers bouncing to Elvis numbers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
January 14, 2013
The lack of focus on a single story makes it feel more like a highlight reel or infomercial more than anything.
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
January 4, 2013
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away is fine to look at, but good luck feeling anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony
December 27, 2012
As a showcase for Cirque's astonishing assortment of shows, it's a must-see for fans.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
December 26, 2012
For older kids or grown-ups who've dreamed of joining the circus, it's a wildly imaginative treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
December 26, 2012
Feel free to gorge, but know that catering to every taste never produces a great meal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
December 23, 2012
Spectacular, but without a real story, it might bore kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
December 21, 2012
The flawless artistry of the human form defying physics and physiology with effortless grace, spiked with pathos, wit, romance, or mystery, is a marvel to behold.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
December 21, 2012
This big-screen vehicle for the popular performance troupe would be more bearable if the exhibitors passed out earplugs along with the 3-D glasses.
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
December 21, 2012
It's refreshing to sit back and bask in the sheer joy with which these brightly costumed, stunningly agile performers navigate fire, water and air.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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