Cloud Atlas

2012

Cloud Atlas

Critics Consensus

Its sprawling, ambitious blend of thought-provoking narrative and eye-catching visuals will prove too unwieldy for some, but the sheer size and scope of Cloud Atlas are all but impossible to ignore.

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Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Each member of the ensemble appears in multiple roles as the stories move through time. -- (C) Warner Bros.

Cast

Tom Hanks
as Dr. Henry Goose/Hotel Mgr./Isaac Sachs/Dermot Hoggins/Cavend
Halle Berry
as Native Woman/Jocasta Ayrs/Luisa Rey/Indian Party Guest/Ovid/
Jim Broadbent
as Captain Molyneux/Vyvyan Ayrs/Timothy Cavendish/Korean Musici
Hugo Weaving
as Haskell Moore/Tadeusz Kesselring/Bill Smoke/Nurse Noakes/Boa
Jim Sturgess
as Adam Ewing/Poor Hotel Guest/Megan's Dad/Highlander/Hae-Joo C
Bae Doo-na
as Tilda/Megan's Mom/Mexican Woman/Sonmi-451/Sonmi-351/Sonmi Pr
Ben Whishaw
as Cabin Boy/Robert Frobisher/Store Clerk/Georgette/Tribesman
James D'Arcy
as Young Rufus Sixsmith/Old Rufus Sixsmith/Nurse James/Archivis
Xun Zhou
as Talbot/Hotel Manager/Yoona-939/Rose
Keith David
as Kupaka/Joe Napier/An-Kor Apis/Prescient
David Gyasi
as Autua/Lester Rey/Duophysite
Susan Sarandon
as Madame Horrox/Older Ursula/Yusouf Suleiman/Abbess
Hugh Grant
as Hotel Heavy/Lloyd Hooks/Denholme Cavendish/Seer Rhee/Kona Ch
Robert Fyfe
as Old Salty Dog/Mr. Meeks/Prescient 1
Alex Wuttke
as Mr. Boerhaave/Guard/Leary the Healer
Robin Morrissey
as Young Cavendish
Brody Nicholas Lee
as Javier Gomez/Jonas/Zachry's Older Nephew
Amanda Walker
as Veronica
Andrew Havill
as Mr. Hotchkiss
Tanja De Wendt
as Mrs. Hotchkiss
Raeven Lee Hanan
as Little Girl With Orison at Papa Song's/Catkin/Zachry Relativ
Götz Otto
as Groundsman Withers
Nial Fulton
as Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 2/Mozza Hoggins
Louis Dempsey
as Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 3/Jarvis Hoggins
Martin Docherty
as Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 4/Eddie Hoggins
Alistair Petrie
as Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 1/Musician/Felix Finch/Lascivio
Zhu Zhu
as Megan Sixsmith/12th Star Clone
Sylvestra Le Touzel
as Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 5/Nurse Judd/Aide in Slaughters
Shaun Lawton
as Secretary
Dulcie Smart
as Herbalist/Ursula's Mother
Gary McCormack
as Crane Operator
David Mitchell
as Union Spy
Marco Albrecht
as Scan Enforcer
Cody Lee
as Zachry Relative
Heike Hanold-Lynch
as Nurse Judd Look-a-Like
Jojo Schoning
as Papa Song Punk
Laura Vietzen
as Young Ursula
Thomas Kügel
as Ursula's Father
Marie Ronnenbeck
as Ursula's Daughter
Ruby Kastner
as Young Girl
Emma Werz
as Ursula's Granddaughter
Korbyn Hanan
as Adam Grandson
Anna Holmes
as Scientist/Executive
Gigi Lee
as Zachry Relative
Genevien Lee
as Zachry Relative
Victor Esteban Sole
as Mr. Roderick
Kristoffer Fuss
as Lead Enforcer
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Critic Reviews for Cloud Atlas

All Critics (278) | Top Critics (57) | Fresh (184) | Rotten (94)

  • [An] earnest but misbegotten adaptation, which reduces a moving tour de force to a dull and homiletic house of frenetically shuffled cards.

    Feb 6, 2018 | Full Review…

    David Ansen

    Newsweek
    Top Critic
  • Whatever your age, even if life is an ocean made up of many drops, you may resolve that life is too short for this errant nonsense.

    Jun 14, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Fantasy-fiction audiences might enjoy seeing Cloud Atlas repeatedly, I suspect, picking up more clues each time.

    Feb 22, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Unfortunately, these bold ambitions come to naught. They confuse the cosmos with the costume department and wind up lost in a world of wigs and bonnets.

    Feb 21, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Xan Brooks

    Guardian
    Top Critic
  • Three hours to solve the problems of providence, history, human existence and the conundrums of space/time is pretty good going.

    Feb 21, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Tykwer and the Wachowskis have laboured long and hard to turn Mitchell's very literary material into something cinematic.

    Feb 21, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cloud Atlas

  • Feb 18, 2016
    Endless uncomprehendible twaddle.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Feb 06, 2016
    I wasn't a big fan of this film. The Wachowskis definitely worked hard but I sadly wasn't very fond of this film. Lot of things don't make sense and a very unusual film. Though it does have some cool sequences, nice visuals and some good performances but overall I felt this movie was a mess.
    Mr N Super Reviewer
  • May 22, 2015
    6 people are connected in stories set from the 19th century to post apocalyptic future. While Cloud Atlas was not boring at all, its pretentious themes annoyed me greatly. Each story felt incomplete by the narration. However I did enjoy the ensemble of each actor appeared in different roles in the different tales. Tom Hanks was simply amazing. Ambitious yet the visual effects failed to catch my attention. Cloud Atlas deserves one viewing and can be completely discarded after.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jan 17, 2015
    On reconnait bien l'univers des Wachowski. Beaucoup d'histoires à suivre en même temps. Je vais devoir revoir ce film pour bien l'apprà (C)cier. Cependant c'est un gros 3h ....
    Marc-André B Super Reviewer

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