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For older kids or grown-ups who've dreamed of joining the circus, it's a wildly imaginative treat.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
What the movie lacks, unfortunately, is coherence.
| Original Score: 2/4
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
A moderately enjoyable film that lacks the awe-inspiring visual and aural aplomb of Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil's live shows.
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
The rare movie whose title serves as an accurate indicator of whether you will enjoy seeing it.
A negligible narrative takes nothing away from the heart-stopping beauty of the visuals in this 3D spectacular.
A bona fide high-wire act, Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away delivers towering thrills through its candy-colored 3D ode to the titular outfit's astounding acrobatics.
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