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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as Native Woman/Jocasta Ayrs/Luisa Rey/Indian Party Guest/Ovid/
as Captain Molyneux/Vyvyan Ayrs/Timothy Cavendish/Korean Musici
as Haskell Moore/Tadeusz Kesselring/Bill Smoke/Nurse Noakes/Boa
as Adam Ewing/Poor Hotel Guest/Megan's Dad/Highlander/Hae-Joo C
as Cabin Boy/Robert Frobisher/Store Clerk/Georgette/Tribesman
as Young Rufus Sixsmith/Old Rufus Sixsmith/Nurse James/Archivis
as Talbot/Hotel Manager/Yoona-939/Rose
as Kupaka/Joe Napier/An-Kor Apis/Prescient
as Autua/Lester Rey/Duophysite
as Madame Horrox/Older Ursula/Yusouf Suleiman/Abbess
as Hotel Heavy/Lloyd Hooks/Denholme Cavendish/Seer Rhee/Kona Ch
as Old Salty Dog/Mr. Meeks/Prescient 1
as Mr. Boerhaave/Guard/Leary the Healer
as Young Cavendish
as Javier Gomez/Jonas/Zachry's Older Nephew
as Mr. Hotchkiss
as Tilda/Megan's Mom/Mexican Woman/Sonmi-451/Sonmi-351/Sonmi Pr
as Mrs. Hotchkiss
as Little Girl With Orison at Papa Song's/Catkin/Zachry Relativ
as Groundsman Withers
as Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 2/Mozza Hoggins
as Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 3/Jarvis Hoggins
as Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 4/Eddie Hoggins
as Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 1/Musician/Felix Finch/Lascivio
as Megan Sixsmith/12th Star Clone
as Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 5/Nurse Judd/Aide in Slaughters
as Herbalist/Ursula's Mother
as Crane Operator
as Union Spy
as Scan Enforcer
as Zachry Relative
as Nurse Judd Look-a-Like
as Papa Song Punk
as Young Ursula
as Ursula's Daughter
as Young Girl
as Ursula's Granddaughter
as Adam Grandson
as Zachry Relative
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as Mr. Roderick
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Critic Reviews for Cloud Atlas
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.
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?
They key to successfully absorbing the movie may be in not trying to overthink what's on screen.
An eminently peculiar mismatch of substance and form, like a Hallmark card written by David Foster Wallace.
The result is maddening, exasperating, occasionally exhilarating -- and mostly boring.
Audience Reviews for Cloud Atlas
Endless uncomprehendible twaddle.
A misunderstood masterpiece.
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.
Cloud Atlas Quotes
|Timothy Cavendish:||It's people. Soylent Green is people.|
|Sonmi-451:||Our lives are not our own. we are bound to others, past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.|
|Haskell Moore:||No matter what you do it will never amount to anything more than a single drop in a limitless ocean.|
|Adam Ewing:||What is an ocean but a multitude of drops?|
|Sonmi-451:||If I had remained invisible, the truth would stay hidden.|