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Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away Reviews

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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
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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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Sara Stewart
New York Post
December 21, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
December 21, 2012
What the movie lacks, unfortunately, is coherence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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.
Read More | 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
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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
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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
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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.
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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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Rob Nelson
Variety
December 19, 2012
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.