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Cloud Atlas Reviews

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May 21, 2018
It's skating along the edge of total disaster. And yet, it's also an enthralling, uplifting movie in which six different stories propel you forward and keep you guessing and hoping.
February 6, 2018
[An] earnest but misbegotten adaptation, which reduces a moving tour de force to a dull and homiletic house of frenetically shuffled cards.
January 9, 2018
Cloud Atlas is some kind of meteoric event, risking catastrophe at every turn and obliterating the sanctions of good taste.
January 8, 2018
Take this as a confirmation that the destiny implied by Cloud Atlas is illusory. For the first time, I watched stories by the Wachowskis and Tykwer and felt free to enjoy them.
October 23, 2017
It's a rewarding film experience, if not an entirely satisfactory one.It's not for the faint of heart.
September 7, 2017
Balancing an emotional drama with an Avatar-meets-The Matrix glaze, Cloud Atlas is a film worth talking about and debating as much as it is one at which to smile.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 30, 2017
And at its best, Cloud Atlas is sprawling, inventive, ambitious, na´ve, and thrilling. The momentum never lets up and sometimes that alone is all that keeps you moving through the weave of stories, but it can be enough.
June 21, 2016
We normally can't see dead people, but that doesn't mean they're not like threads disappearing below a tapestry's surface and resurfacing elsewhere. A clarification of sorts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 10, 2016
Despite its shortcomings, it's worth seeing and worth trying to get your head around days after you have. Revolutionary or gimmicky? Good news: Not quite either.
April 9, 2016
This is the Bermuda Triangle of sci-fi - where logic and clarity vanish without a trace.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 3, 2015
Even at its most risible, this oddball picture has a groovy, inclusive spirit that feels downright revolutionary in our sterile, blockbuster age.
August 6, 2014
When the narratives are formally compared as an expression of karma and reincarnation, the juxtaposition is vacuous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 26, 2013
This is a film that will be enjoyed most by people who haven't seen many other films.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
July 21, 2013
Personally, I felt ennobled by the inspiring ideas, and captivated by the impressive performances both in front of and behind the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 10, 2013
A movie that transcends all structure for a meaning much deeper than can ever be written in clarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 3, 2013
A scattershot film that courageously tries to incorporate as much of the novel as possible, only to find it doesn't translate well from the page.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 28, 2013
Like a fitted coat worn by someone it wasn't tailored for, parts of Cloud Atlas bulge out, overstretched, begging for more material, while other sections hang laughably loose.
June 23, 2013
It would be an excellent advertisement for you to read the book, if you hadn't just ruined it by watching the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 14, 2013
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.
May 24, 2013
With Hollywood in its current conservative mode, recycling tired franchises left and right, it's tempting to applaud the sheer out-there-ness of Cloud Atlas.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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