Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man


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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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.

Nov 27, 2002 | Rating: 2.5/4

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.

Jun 17, 2002 | Full Review…


Sep 25, 2001 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Technology just cannot recreate the excitement of live performance.

Feb 8, 2001 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man


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

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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

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Leigh Ryan

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