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Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away Synopsis
Separated lovers must journey through the dreamlike world of Cirque du Soleil to find each other.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
It's all quite lovely, mesmerizing – and right on the edge of sleep-inducing.
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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...
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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...
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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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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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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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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 -...
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By enidlj
I loved it....I always enjoy seeing them perform. They are so agile and focused. I took my little sister (age 14) as I am part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte and she had never seen...


By mslynneathome
I drove an hour to my sisters house to go with her to drive another hour to the movie theatre it was playing at. Got the 3-d glasses and waited for the 3-d action. There was none. The movie theatre...

Excellent Entertainment But NOWHERE Near The Experience Live.

By Alon Patterson
I've seen all the Cirque shows excerpted here by Cameron, as well as others, and all of them live and in person. In fact, I've seen some of them many times. While this film maker does them justice...

Plan on seeing it again!

By scoley
Saw the movie yesterday, and I loved it! Plan on seeing it again. It had been a few years since I attended a Cirque du Soleil performance, this one was more "edgy" than I remember. Maybe it was...

A definite must-see

By arthro
I saw this today and I am still in awe of this amazing production. I expected more of a documentary production but it is actually drama with a plot - which I think was a good choice. The plot...

Worst $50 Bucks I Ever Spent

By dr_eyesight
The reason I am writing this is to warn other people what your getting into. This, by far, was the most boring movie I have ever suffered through. After the first 15 minutes I was ready to leave. I...

Not what I expected!

By lynnwhtd
I was very excited to see Cirque and was very disappointed. I expected it to be just like sitting in the audience at the real event since it was the 3D version. It was too dark! Not enough...

Totally Amazing!

By SteveWeatherstone
If you have any interest at all in Cirque Du Soleil, you must see this film! A combination of several different shows, it keeps you constantly entertained with visuals and activities that are just...

Cirque du Soleil is a window for the mind

By Don Marco the Grey
Excellent movie for both fans of Cirque or for those wondering what it's all about. The color and imagery was fantastic. The music was superb and the story line fit their style perfectly....


By RKTolbert
We are huge fans of Cirque du Soleil, having seen many of their shows and their IMAX movie "Journey of Life" (or whatever the title). Although that film was nice, this one was very disappointing. It's...

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Rated PG | For Some Dramatic Images and Mild Sensuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Spectacular, but without a real story, it might bore kids.
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