Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away Reviews

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Top Critic
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
December 21, 2012
What the movie lacks, unfortunately, is coherence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Judy
Screen It!
December 21, 2012
This offering might come off as a mixed bag of good to thrilling moments mixed with bouts of near narcolepsy. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
December 21, 2012
On the plus side, multiplex pricing is much more affordable than any ticket to an actual Cirque du Soleil performance. Perhaps one should consider Worlds Away to be the best Groupon deal of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 20, 2012
"Cirque du Soleil: World's Away" is a rare entertainment, being for the benefit of everyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
December 20, 2012
Even if the film is no substitute for the real thing, it is at least an effective advertisement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
December 20, 2012
It's a big promo reel, and not a carefully disguised one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
December 20, 2012
"Worlds Away" functions solely as some sort of bargain sampler platter appetizer, never proving it has a real reason of its own to exist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
December 20, 2012
It's eye-catching without ultimately amounting to much more than a pleasant but innocuous diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Loren King
Boston Globe
December 20, 2012
A moderately enjoyable film that lacks the awe-inspiring visual and aural aplomb of Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil's live shows.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine
December 20, 2012
The movie is something of a compositional nightmare, worlds away, one might say, from the artistry so associated with Cirque.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Vanessa Guimond
Jam! Movies
December 20, 2012
Presents a chain of breathtaking images that showcases the Cirque's artists from a unique point of view.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 20, 2012
Inevitably, every time Adamson begins to involve the movie audience in the tumbling and wire work, the editor cuts to a different angle, breaking audience identification and concentration.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
December 20, 2012
Loyal fans may love the nonstop riot of imagery and music, though others may not even comprehend what's happening on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Howard Cohen
Miami Herald
December 20, 2012
The technically well-made movie simply can't replicate the live experience of a Cirque show, and at just over 90 minutes, Worlds Away still feels long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
December 20, 2012
It serves as a greatest-hits reel of the staggeringly gorgeous and superbly creative acts of the Canadian-born entertainment phenomenon cherry picked from seven Cirque productions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
December 19, 2012
Succeeds as a 3D showcase for Cirque performances far more than it does as a narrative feature film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
December 19, 2012
The rare movie whose title serves as an accurate indicator of whether you will enjoy seeing it.
Pat Donnelly
Montreal Gazette
December 19, 2012
The result is a ravishing film that strikes a tricky balance between art film and populist family fare, and has arrived just in time for the holiday season.
Mark Adams
Screen International
December 19, 2012
A visually stunning dance and performance treat.
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Megan Lehmann
Hollywood Reporter
December 19, 2012
A negligible narrative takes nothing away from the heart-stopping beauty of the visuals in this 3D spectacular.
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