Richard's Review of Cloud Atlas
I'd heard mixed reviews of Cloud Atlas and wasn't really expecting to like it or understand it but I was very surprised. I've not read the book so I can't compare it but as a movie it is an amazing achievement. It won't be to everyone's tastes but anyone who appreciates the art of good story telling should enjoy at least some aspects.
It does take a little while to get used to the intertwining stories as the film jumps between different time periods, genres and tones but the narrative is so well written it still seemed to flow as one film and it kept me hooked throughout.