Really interesting, well made, thought-provoking film that just may stand the test of time. I was worried going into this film that it might be too disjointed and unclear to really entertain but that was happily not the case. I had fun spotting the characters in different life roles in the 6 different time periods that the film covers. I liked the overall themes of connected lives and I thought it was presented in an entertaining way. I think it may have have had one or two too many timelines as the running time at 2 hours 44 mins is a lot but I could go either way with that because I still loved the film. This to me is a great example of a seamless mixture of art and entertainment at a very high level. To compare it to another film from this year I enjoyed it much more than the high art film 'The Master' which had low entertainment value for me while Cloud Atlas I felt had high art and high entertainment value for me. Though provoking, very well acted and another great sign of a film I loved - I can't wait to watch it again when I might get even a more satisfying feeling from it!