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Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man (2000)

Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man (2000)

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The Cirque du Soleil performers present a musical and artistic allegory depicting the stages of human and cosmic development. Historic sites around the world serve as the backdrops for the performances, with the climax at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate.

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Cast

Nicky Dewhurst
as Young Man
Anait Karagyezyan
as Vagabond Girl
Cully Smoller
as Infant/Child
Ian McKellen
as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

Continues IMAX's silly trend of stringing together fabulous 3-D effects sequences with flimsy narratives.

November 27, 2002
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

The film is one of those rare entertainments that really is for the whole family - or at least everybody with a taste for friendly fantasy.

Full Review… | June 17, 2002
Big Movie Zone

Pleasant.

Full Review… | September 25, 2001
Hollywood Report Card

Technology just cannot recreate the excitement of live performance.

Full Review… | February 8, 2001
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man

It's difficult to give this a rating. While some of the acrobatics were unarguably fantastic, the story was more or less completely unnecessary and felt really strained to try and convey some cheesy message in its short 38 minutes. And just when the acrobatics had started to get really impressive, the feature ended. Would have been better even as nothing more than a performance of one of their stunning live shows. Good soundtrack, though.

Zelyaine T
Zelyaine T
½

This was unlike any Cirque du Soleil I've ever seen before in that it had an English narration (by Ian McKellen) and large amounts of the film dedicated to creating a coherent plot. There was far less focus on the actual circus tricks than a normal Cirque du Soleil movie (it seemed), but when they did come across the acts they were beautifully set and mesmerising as always. In fact, these moments are possibly even more memorable for their setting and their place in the plot.

Angela Alcorn
Angela Alcorn

Super Reviewer

A wonderful journey through human existence, told in natural and poetic settings, and performed by Cirque du Soleil drummers, swimmers, clowns, acrobats, jugglers, and balancers. The music was mesmerizing and the costumes were nature's colors. It was narrated by Ian McKellan. The different settings of cave, pond, forest, canyon, ruin, palace and nighttime sky were very imaginative. It was all dreamy. I wished I had seen this on the big IMAX screen. Superb. One special occassion, I played it 10 times repeatedly as a background video.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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