Cloud Atlas (2012)



Critic 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.
R (for violence, language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use)
Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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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
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
Ralph Riach
as Ernie
Andrew Havill
as Mr. Hotchkiss
Bae Doo-na
as Tilda/Megan's Mom/Mexican Woman/Sonmi-451/Sonmi-351/Sonmi Pr
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
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
Moritz Berg
as Porter
Gigi Lee
as Zachry Relative
Genevien Lee
as Zachry Relative
Victor Esteban Sole
as Mr. Roderick
Kristoffer Fuss
as Lead Enforcer
Thomas Kügel
as Ursula's Father
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All Critics (256) | Top Critics (51)

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.

Full Review… | June 14, 2013
The New Republic
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A film which piles on the action, the romance, the philosophical inquiry and the silly accents until the viewer is left punch-drunk and reeling. Seriously, what's not to love?

Full Review… | February 19, 2013
Time Out
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They key to successfully absorbing the movie may be in not trying to overthink what's on screen.

Full Review… | October 28, 2012
Top Critic

An eminently peculiar mismatch of substance and form, like a Hallmark card written by David Foster Wallace.

Full Review… | October 26, 2012
The Atlantic
Top Critic

The result is maddening, exasperating, occasionally exhilarating -- and mostly boring.

Full Review… | October 26, 2012
Christian Science Monitor
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For all the spectacular settings and visionary designs, Cloud Atlas left me feeling disconnected

Full Review… | October 26, 2012
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Cloud Atlas

Endless uncomprehendible twaddle.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer


A misunderstood masterpiece.

Joseph Brightly
Joseph Brightly

Super Reviewer

Everything Is Connected. Good Movie! It is a movie that is a product of our age of internet-driven universal knowledge and vision, and the freedom we have to travel the world and jump between ages, genres, images and identities at our will. It reminds us that we are human and that we can still hear our heart beat, if we listen. Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his lover; a thriller about a murder at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living in post-apocalyptic Hawaii, far in the future.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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