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Cloud Atlas Reviews

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Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post
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.
J. Olson
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
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
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.
Damien Straker
Impulse Gamer
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
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
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
Eric D. Snider
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-
David Keyes
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
Matt Neal
The Standard
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
Violet Lucca
Film Comment Magazine
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.
Will Leitch
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
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David Thomson
The New Republic
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.
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
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
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
May 17, 2013
It's an exercise in monotony...
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered
May 15, 2013
Cloud Atlas is a mesmerizing piece of art that experimentally pushes the medium of film to daring new heights.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 13, 2013
It's kind of fascinating to watch a vaunted Oscar quartet embarrass itself under the delusion that it's communicating something IMPORTANT!
Full Review | Original Score: C
Bill Gibron
Film Racket
May 5, 2013
A true gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Marc Fennell
Triple J
April 8, 2013
Despite the fact that ot sometimes looks like $102 million celebrity dress up party where Tom Hanks got a really good bulk deal on latex noses Cloud Atlas sometimes strikes moments of sheer beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
March 21, 2013
A little too unfocused at times, there's something deeply involving about this time-spanning romantic thesis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 17, 2013
An epic, genre-hopping, unique adventure that effectively shoe-horns six films into one...Cloud Atlas achieves that rarest of all things for a film this big: it is engaging and consistently entertaining as well as providing brain food.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
March 12, 2013
...few films have ever been this weird, this epic and this disjointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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