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Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away Reviews

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Roxana Hadadi
Punch Drunk Critics
January 9, 2017
The biggest flaw of Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away is that it's not really a movie at all. It's more like a super-long commercial for the Canadian entertainment company.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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 (UK)
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
London Evening Standard
February 1, 2013
A stronger storyline might have helped.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Grant Rollings
The Sun (UK)
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.
Read More | 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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