Written October 28, 2014
What a shame Cloud Atlas didn't do well in North America. What a fantastic film! Go out and watch it while you still can. Given its scale, budget ... flop, there may not be another like it for a long time - at least not from a US studio, and let's face it, only US studios spend $100 million on movies.
There is never a point when you are scratching your head. It has great pace and you're constantly glued to the plot. Definitely one of the best films of the year!!
Written October 22, 2014
So other than having actors play different parts, which didn't advance the story or concept, this was not a movie about cosmic connections. Just six stories and not necessarily that interesting.
Written December 19, 2014
The most powerful statement I can make is people applauded at the end of the movie. I have seen it twice already. I might see it agin. Yes, its that interesting
Written August 30, 2014
I loved this movie, though right off the bat i can tell you it won't be everyone's cup of tea. It is long, unconventional, demands your attention and even your desire to let yourself immerse yourself in a different kind of film and narrative.
It has a great cast, all of whom show how versatile they can be in the many roles they play.
I guess I feel like if you are intrigued, if it looks interesting to you, go see it. It is visually brilliant, at times funny, sad, thrilling and heartfelt. It has a thread running through it that is an important message to hear.
It isn't a perfect achievement by any means, but it is worth the investment in time and money. It is high and above so many of the repeat, re-do, rehashed and sequel-laden films out there.
I know this is a crap review, but who cares!? The movie hit me enough that I wanted to write this in hopes others will see it.
Written July 25, 2014
I enjoyed the show more than I thought I would. Much of it is very entertaining. But after 2 hours I found my patience waning. I went with someone that had read the book and she enjoyed both - so maybe reading the book ahead of time is a good idea.