Written September 20, 2014
The Wachowski 'siblings' latest film is utterly jaw dropping in its scope, grasp, and nearly flawless execution. A film that once seen must be seen again. If your one to 'drop out' mentally after a film starts to get 'hard' please do not watch this film, it's obviously not for you. This film was created for people who hope there is more to life than the one they are living, to people who see cinema as more than just a night out. The visuals themselves should be enough to keep even the most amateur movie watcher entertained. I will be seeing this again very soon. I hope this film is as successful as it should be.
Written October 27, 2012
Just saw this today at 9:30 am PST and if you love interweaving stories then this film is for you, the layer of story telling in different times, place and Climate is beautifully done. Loved that the main characters in every timeline was played by the same actors and might I say GREAT make up for each character. When the movie was over the whole theater was dead silent we all rose &left KNOWING we learned something as well as saw a great movie.
Written October 27, 2012
I don't believe in Karma or reincarnation and do believe in Heaven so the movie didn't resonate with me. I guess people who are still searching for the meaning of their existence will be intrigued by this type of movie. I also do not generally appreciate movies that use racism, bigotry, or "evil" people to draw out an emotional response. Last, you'll like this movie if you are into soft-porn, smoking weed or think that "Big" oil companies are sinister and employ assassins and ecologic disasters to preserve their market share. I did like Tom Hanks and Hugo Weaving.
Written August 01, 2014
Made no sense whatsoever. Should go back to the editing room. Worst film of the year. The actors must've needed $$ and something to do in order to have agreed to work on this film.
Written October 30, 2014
This is not a typical narrative. No. In fact, if cinema is a place you go to not use your brain then this film is not for you. This film is a challenge, to follow to comprehend strings that tie characters from one time and place to another. It can be difficult to follow you what you're expecting is a typical narrative that has a standard beginning, standard middle and a standard end. But if you allow yourself to follow an intricately woven line of independent stories that have familiar humanistic thread that runs through each, then you will enjoy very complex and poignant stories, Each one having an effect on the other by means of small acts of selfless kindness or heart wrenching moments of loss as caused by what can only be construed as true, self centeredness and evil. The cast, phenomenal. THESE PEOPLE REALLY HAD TO ACT!!!! in the classical meaning of the word. They all played multiple roles, multiple races and genders. In that regard, a grand spectacle for true lovers performanc.