Cloud Atlas: The IMAX Experience Synopsis
With the consequences of their actions, individuals impact one another's lives throughout time.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Cloud Atlas is certainly out to be a ''visionary'' mindbender, but the film's secret is that it's a nimbly entertaining and...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Despite some weaknesses, a sense gradually emerges in this film- not just an idea, but a strong feeling mixed with an idea - about the...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Unlike "Tree" or "2001," Cloud Atlas offers more answers than it does questions, and by the end of its nearly three-hour running time -...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
For all the spectacular settings and visionary designs, Cloud Atlas left me feeling disconnected. Sad. But that's the true true.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The cinematography is gorgeous and the makeup amazing, but the story lines are too disconnected.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Cloud Atlas is pop spiritualism, comic-book grandiosity, Zen for dummies. I can't say I didn't enjoy it on some level, but it's not the...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This would-be epic is beautifully photographed, elegantly crafted and adventurously cast. Unfortunately, though, it plays like a gargantuan...
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The Hollywood Reporter

Not quite soaring into the heavens, but not exactly crash-landing either, Cloud Atlas is an impressively mounted, emotionally stilted...
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By Bob Mondello
The directors can make it fluid, comprehensible and gorgeous to look at, but they can't keep what struck many readers as profound on the...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
For all its strengths, the film is cursed by an ADD-style structure and a flashy but inevitably ineffective casting stunt.
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Long but worth every minute

By Drewbowski
there was not a single minute of this movie that I did not enjoy. Music was superb. Acting was incredible (Hanks may get another Oscar). Production design along with special effects will blow your...

Long but needed to be longer

By MedRed
There's romance, action, drama, and sci-fi yet it doesn't come off as trying to be something for everyone. Each element exists in its place. I may sound crazy, but this 3 hour movie really could...

One Drop in the Ocean

By Escape_2012
Take a bathroom break before sitting down to seeing this convergence of life stories, also better pay attention because there are a lot of 'connect the dots' running thoroughout the story line. If...

Amazing for a movie I couldn't understand

By shermworm
I really have no idea how a movie like this gets made other than the fact that the Wachowski brothers and Tom Hanks are box office gold. But as strange and non linear as it is, it has a beauty and...

Complex and rewarding

By Malinfox
I read the book and loved both it and the movie. They are different experiences and the movie, I think, retains the spirit of the book in a surprising way. Intercutting the six storylines made them...

Awe inspiring celebration of life

By ReddGator
This movie was perhaps the most complex and compelling film I have ever seen. It is hard to follow for this reason, and perhaps me being a SciFi aficionado makes a difference, but I see this move as...

What Is "Cloud Atlas"? Go See It!!!

By comixfreek
This movie is a heady, trippy exploration of freedom, love and boundaries. Don't listen to the reviews - see the movie on the big screen and make up your own mind!...

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By itsacalling
this is by far the best movie i have seen in years. one of the best i've ever seen in my 30 years of living. do not pay any attention to the negative reviews. this movie received a 10 minute standing...

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By michaelscholes
This movie is an amazing tribute to movie making. To make visual and connect the dots in such a conscious way is something that only great directors and story tellers can do. While it was somewhat...

Stunning visuals & extraordinary acting make up for disconnected storyline

By LiftYourVoice
Well this movie was beyond my expectations. I'm not quite sure how to critique it. If you go with any expectations, you may leave dissapointed. However, I quite liked it. To me, it was like...

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Rated R | For Some Drug Use, Violence, Sexuality/Nudity and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 15 & under Enormous scale and spectacle, but weak characters, story.
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