• Released
  • December 21, 2012
  • NR , 1 hr 31 min
  • 3D
    Music/Performing Arts
  • 888 Fan Ratings
80

The Hollywood Reporter

The world's most famous acrobatic troupe delivers a feast of surreal beauty and moments of breath-catching wonder in the skilfully staged 3D film Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away.
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63

Boston Globe

By Loren King
It's better to see it on the stage... a moderately enjoyable film that lacks the awe-inspiring visual and aural aplomb of Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil's live shows.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
At its best, Worlds Away is a parade of mostly attractive acrobats performing physically improbable feats. At its worst, it has the humorlessness of Ridley Scott plumbing the deeper meanings of an Esther Williams water ballet.
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63

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
It's all quite lovely, mesmerizing – and right on the edge of sleep-inducing.
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63

Miami Herald

By Howard Cohen
The technically well-made movie simply can't replicate the live experience of a Cirque show, and at just over 90 minutes, Worlds Away still feels long.
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63

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
In a movie season - and a month - filled with so much gunfire, bloodshed and human despair, it's refreshing to sit back and bask in the sheer joy with which these brightly costumed, stunningly agile performers navigate fire, water and air.
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50

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away has plenty of eye candy... What the movie lacks, unfortunately, is coherence.
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40

New York Daily News

The real stunner of Worlds Away is how it could afford to use so many Beatles songs.
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38

Slant Magazine

The movie is something of a compositional nightmare, worlds away, one might say, from the artistry so associated with Cirque.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The film Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away highlights both the strains of the franchise and the willingness to promote the brand at any cost - including a coherent narrative. It's a big promo reel, and not a carefully disguised one.
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51 out of 100
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