GregS's Rating of Cloud Atlas

Greg's Review of Cloud Atlas

3 years ago via Flixster
Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas(2012)

The movie goes back and forth between six stories set in different time periods (two are in the future), with the same actors playing different roles in each story. The way it switches back and forth almost at random between the stories makes it too confusing at the start, it's too long, and I wish there had been a more rigorous narrative connection between the various tales besides the wishy-washy, feel-good "everything is connected" spiel; on the plus size the scale and ambition is impressive, and it's fun to try to spot the actors in their various roles.