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Cloud Atlas Reviews

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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
James White
SFX Magazine
March 8, 2013
It's not often we're given something that looks so dazzling, features such an impressive, eclectic cast, and which will leave your noggin buzzing with ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Martain
The Mercury
March 3, 2013
For a long, sprawling, high-concept, philosophical, stylistic mash-up of a film, Cloud Atlas is impressive and thought-provoking without ever being pretentious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age
March 3, 2013
A think piece linking past, present and future that's surprisingly haunting and moving in its delivery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
February 28, 2013
Cloud Atlas is like nothing I've ever seen before. It's a bold cinematic treasure from a brave collaborative filmmaking collective.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
February 27, 2013
Editor Alexander Berner has interwoven these narratives and by cutting back-and-forth between them at a rapid pace, created something that will hold your attention for three hours.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
February 26, 2013
A compelling, uncynical, often thrilling package, the likes of which we've never seen before, and will perhaps never see replicated. I will watch Cloud Atlas more than once.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rima Sabina Aouf
Concrete Playground
February 26, 2013
Tykwer and the Wachowskis are aiming for greatness here. They don't make it, and that leaves the unorthodox film open to savagery, far more than it deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Tara Brady
Irish Times
February 26, 2013
The finished product is no Matrix, but it's certainly worth a look - even if you do find yourself throwing popcorn at the screen from time to time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 25, 2013
Large-scale mainstream moviemaking of a type that could be just as easily be celebrated or castigated as a filmmaking folly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
February 24, 2013
It has a certain grandeur, if ultimately it's an inspiritingly ambitious folly.
Jason Best
Movie Talk
February 23, 2013
Tykwer and the Wachowskis take Mitchell's complex narrative and give it breathtaking momentum on screen. Admittedly, they lose the novel's element of dazzling pastiche, but they bring out its qualities of rollicking adventure and cliffhanging suspense.
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
February 22, 2013
Brilliant or pretentious - or both? An avalanche of ideas cascade relentlessly in this full throttle and stimulating film that is often frustrating and overlong, as it puts forward its proposition that we are all connected.
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
February 22, 2013
In many respects, it's exceptional - both in concept and execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
February 22, 2013
Mad geniuses Tom Tykwer (Perfume) and the Wachowski siblings (The Matrix) boldly take on David Mitchell's layered epic novel, which connects six generations through the power of storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
February 22, 2013
This demands your attention for its entire running time, but rewards you with a truly moving climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Sexton
London Evening Standard
February 22, 2013
Fantasy-fiction audiences might enjoy seeing Cloud Atlas repeatedly, I suspect, picking up more clues each time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
February 22, 2013
It staggers on for almost three hours and calls into question the sanity of some of the world's best-known actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
February 22, 2013
A wondrous bedtime story in which you always want to know what happens next.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
February 22, 2013
A bafflingly bonkers grand folly, it's weirdness on a grand but mostly unfathomable scale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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