Written October 26, 2012
If you have trouble sitting for long periods, prepare yourself. This runs nearly three hours without intermission, so think twice about showing up an hour early to get a good seat, that is of course, unless you mind spending half a day at a movie or need the aisle seat for another purpose. This film is necessarily long, as it has much to show, but after viewing it I wonder why it shows so much? It's not a particularly extraordinary story or film, except in length. The actual plot disappointed me in total, but perhaps it will appeal to you. I had particular difficulty hearing the mumbling sentences uttered by some characters as obvious cover for the talent's own dialectic expression deficiencies. All-in-all this isn't a bad film and is worth its ticket price based on novelty and length alone. Just don't expect to see or experience anything phenomenal or particularly memorable. For all its investment, it isn't a blockbuster. See it though. You won't be disappointed.
Written October 27, 2012
My husband and I just got home from this amazing movie. We truly enjoyed it as we enjoy thoughtful and thought provoking movies. There was plenty of action and gore for those simply into violence too. It was a little hard to keep the characters straight as they bounced through time, and the simple, made up English for one story was a bit hard to get in places. Overall, though, we really liked it and would see it again, just to better understand it better. As we were leaving the theater it was funny how some folks REALLY liked it and other folks absolutely hated it. You do have to be open to other ideas about our reality such as reincarnation .... so a little like the matrix in that way. Tom Hanks is really good too!
Written July 29, 2014
3 hours and I wasn't bored for a second while watching this cinematic treat, with never-stopping adventures... it is not an action movie, it's an old-fashion alternative future/reality-themed adventure movie, with several threads running parallel in 4-6-8 minutes pieces... a must-see, indeed.
Written October 28, 2012
Hubby and I both LOVED this flick.
The acting, makeup and costumes of Cloud Atlas are outstanding. Fantastic script. I can't wait to go back to the theatre and see this movie again! And did I mention that the costume and makeup were fabulous?! Not for children.
This film does homage to lots of other sci-fi flicks.
Very entertaining movie!
Written October 27, 2012
I was hoping the stories would climax at one special moment, but that wasn't the case with me. The underlying theme was fate and the courage to not take the easy road but to do what is right. Very little emotion in these themes.
The film is violent, Halle is a weed smoking poster child, and not all the stories have a happy ending. I did like the ending that shows our place in the cosmos, litterally.
Don't pay high dollar. Matine is fine. No need to rent unless you have a home theater, It is a hugely visual film.