What the movie lacks, unfortunately, is coherence.
| Original Score: 2/4
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)
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.
| Original Score: C
"Cirque du Soleil: World's Away" is a rare entertainment, being for the benefit of everyone.
| Original Score: 3/4
Even if the film is no substitute for the real thing, it is at least an effective advertisement.
| Original Score: 3/5
It's a big promo reel, and not a carefully disguised one.
| Original Score: 1/4
"Worlds Away" functions solely as some sort of bargain sampler platter appetizer, never proving it has a real reason of its own to exist.
| Original Score: 2/5
It's eye-catching without ultimately amounting to much more than a pleasant but innocuous diversion.
| Original Score: C+
A moderately enjoyable film that lacks the awe-inspiring visual and aural aplomb of Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil's live shows.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The movie is something of a compositional nightmare, worlds away, one might say, from the artistry so associated with Cirque.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Presents a chain of breathtaking images that showcases the Cirque's artists from a unique point of view.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
Loyal fans may love the nonstop riot of imagery and music, though others may not even comprehend what's happening on screen.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
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.
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.
Succeeds as a 3D showcase for Cirque performances far more than it does as a narrative feature film.
The rare movie whose title serves as an accurate indicator of whether you will enjoy seeing it.
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.
A visually stunning dance and performance treat.
A negligible narrative takes nothing away from the heart-stopping beauty of the visuals in this 3D spectacular.