• Released
  • October 26, 2012
  • R , 2 hr 52 min
  • Drama
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 2,764 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: As souls are born and reborn, they renew their connections to one another throughout the ages.

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Critic Ratings

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83

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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75

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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63

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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63

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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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The cinematography is gorgeous and the makeup amazing, but the story lines are too disconnected.
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50

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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50

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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50

The Hollywood Reporter

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Not quite soaring into the heavens, but not exactly crash-landing either, Cloud Atlas is an impressively mounted, emotionally stilted...
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45

NPR

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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40

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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good graphics story has too many splits

By albertdmartinez
the movie starts out on a confusing travel of different stores and times then it tries to make the different puzzle prices fit together. Too many confusing things to follow, especially with Tom...

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Rated R | For Violence, Language, Some Drug Use and Sexuality/Nudity
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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