Cloud Atlas Movie Reviews

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas

Release Date: Oct 26, 2012

Genre: DramaSciFi/Fantasy

Rating: (R)

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  • 3
    I will say that I love a movie that makes you think...but this one is the kind that makes you think WTF did I miss...I remember a part that someone yelled out "SOYLENT GREEN"...if your old enough to remember that movie, then you may see some of the same plot and resemblance. Only this was a much more of "I need to see it again because I was lost?" Other than the relevant parallel to the same. I got a head ache trying to figure out what was going on...and had a very difficult time trying to understand the off planet language Hanks spoke that was a medieval or some kind of dialect I found very hard to follow. I will wait until it comes out on DVD to try one more time...and also did not see the WOW factor by another review(or 2) too see it on the big screen...IMO the nig screen was not a +/-....what can I say.
  • 4
    Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. The film is directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Hugh Grant. I thought his film was pretty great and I recommend seeing it in the theaters. I thought that the story was really good and I liked the way it was told and the way the film looked. THe film is gorgeous and glorious, it has heart and it is clever all in the same time. The film is not perfect but the flaws are not too big and the film is very entertaining and meaningful overall.
  • 4
    This is a sci-fi drama about how individual actions can affect present past and future. I really liked this film and if you are a fan of sci-fi films that make you think, I bet that you will love this film as well. It is an intense and long movie and it will make you think about many important things in your life. THe film has heart, it has passion and empathy and I just loved that all of that was also put through sci-fi spectrum. I think this film must be seen on the big screen in order to experience the whole beauty of it and trust me, it was absolutely stunning visually. The cast was amazing as well and they definitely made my experience that much better.
  • 5
    This movie just STUNNED me! It's SO beautiful, it left me speechless, I honestly have no words for how moving and gorgeous it is. The movie is about six different storylines with the same set of characters spanning six centuries. It basically says that the same people meet many times in different forms and different lifetimes. The only thing that they need to do is to be aware of what's going on to know that they know each other. The canvas of this movie is so epic, so sprawling, it literally took my breath away. I kind of hoped that the movie was a tad more clearer in showing the audience which characters are the same souls in different lifetimes, but overall you can get it if you pay close attention. This is one of those movies that I think you need to see twice or even thrice to really appreciate it. It's so full of story, character, and heart that you are cheating yourself if you only see it once...
  • 3
    There’s a lot to admire in the new epic film Cloud Atlas starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry. There’s also a lot to mystify you, befuddle you, and make you wonder what exactly the makers were thinking in making this movie. This is as ambitious and convoluted a movie you will see all year; and it ends up being convoluted precisely because it is so ambitious.
    Set between 1849 and 2436, the story is really six stories in one. It is almost pointless to try and list them all because they almost defy explanation in spite of requiring it at the same time. Suffice is to say, you will see Hanks, Berry, and a host of other well-known names (including Hugh Grant,Jim Broadbent, and Hugo Weaving – yes, it is very British heavy) playing different variations of their characters over the centuries. The movie essentially tries to tell us that the same people meet, again and again, in different guises and in different eras over the course of lifetimes. Anyone who loves or is even intrigued by the idea of reincarnation will surely find this tale riveting. Anyone else may want to bring a pen and a notepad to keep track of who is what and where as the movie does its best to bend and twist a traditional linear plotline.
    I have a feeling that Cloud Atlas will meet the same fate as Spielberg’s A.I.. That film was also an ambitious science fiction movie that audiences found too distant and remote to engage with, despite its important message and overall technical proficiency. Cloud Atlas is visually stunning and never boring, but it begs to be seen more than once simply to be fully understood. The actors are in top form, but the characters they’re playing are so numerous and so interchangeable that it becomes difficult (some might say impossible) to identify any of them as actual beings instead of mere ideas in the fanciful corners of a writer’s mind. Perhaps that is the way it was intended. And perhaps audiences will be willing to indulge the film for the esoteric guessing game that it is.

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