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Cloud Atlas Reviews

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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