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Cirque Du Soleil loses its sense of wonder when bottled for the screen, with Worlds Away's shapeless story and relentless spectacle feeling hollow when divorced from the theatrical experience. Read critic reviews

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Mia (Erica Kathleen Linz) is a young woman seeking escape. She enters a circus tent and falls instantly in love with an aerialist (Igor Zaripov) that she sees performing. But when their eyes meet, he slips and falls, dragging Mia with him into another world. Mia and the aerialist become separated and travel in a place that exists between life and death to find each other again. Acts from Cirque du Soleil shows "O," "Mystère" and others illustrate their journey.

Cast & Crew

Igor Zaripov
The Aerialist
Matt Gillanders
Fire Breather
John Clarke
Sad Clown
Tanya Drewery
Andrew Adamson
Screenwriter
James Cameron
Executive Producer
Jacques Méthé
Executive Producer
Cary Granat
Executive Producer
Ed Jones
Executive Producer
Vincent Pace
Executive Producer
Brett Turnbull
Cinematographer
Benoît Jutras
Original Music
Stephen Barton
Original Music
Guy Barnes
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Critic Reviews for Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (24) | Fresh (21) | Rotten (26)

  • Soaringly pointless. No point to it whatsoever. I looked. I looked everywhere for a point, even under my cinema seat. But I came up empty-handed. It's 90 minutes of sheer, total, utter pointlessness.

    September 4, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The movie version of Cirque Du Soleil comes alive when the troupe are showing off their stunts - it's just a shame about the bits in between.

    September 1, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    January 9, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • A drippy linking story only reinforces the concert video feel, and it inevitably lacks the spark of live performance.

    February 1, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • A stronger storyline might have helped.

    February 1, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The female lead only says one word during Worlds Away: "Help". I know exactly how she feels.

    January 31, 2013 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

  • Oct 05, 2008
    ♪..He recorrido el camino del mundo que, de la arcilla al oro va de un mar a otro, une la tierra entera..♪ Love 'em all (know I always say that =) ). It's telling the story of Greek mythological character Icarus son of Daedalus, whose wings melted when he flew too close to the sun. Amazing performances...as usual.
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