Written September 20, 2014
An amazing movie! If you like the type of movie that will keep you interested the whole way, this is it!! the stories are interesting, funny, pack with action, drama and even tears! one of the best movies I've watched in a long time!!!
Written October 22, 2014
What a remarkable surprise, entering with massive trepidation, realizing after fifteen minutes that "I really liked it"...
"Cloud Atlas", (referring to a symphony composed as the film progresses ) is based upon the novel by David Mitchell, directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski ("The Matrix"); it is elegant, beautiful, lyrical, metaphorical, comical, confusing and confounding; a feast for the imagination; my best advice is to let "Cloud Atlas" imprison your mind's eye, take reign and gallop with one of the most ambitious, compelling stories in recent film. Confusion eventually morphs into understanding as we watch a myriad of talented actors assume various personages, gender changes, good/evil depictions through three disparate eras...
THREE & 1/2 STARS!!!
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Written March 04, 2015
This one has something for everyone. The several stories interweave nicely. I like how the actors played multiple parts. In some ways better than the book, it highlighted more of the parallels between stories and cut out some stuff that was not needed. The book was good, too, of course, just a bit different. Very rich visually, it even looks expensive to make. Nice job(s) on an ambitious project(s)!
Written March 04, 2015
This movie begs you to focus on the characters as they move through time, changing their Karma. Evil begets evil and good begets blessings. There aren't any predictable plot twists and letting your senses flow with the story reveals and unwraps the treasure within. The beginning and end meet and all points in between show the continuity of existence. Above all, it is escapism at it's finest.
Written October 31, 2014
The "Cloud Atlas" was one of the most epic movies I have seen in quite some time. The stories in the sextet were all very interesting and the various characters well developed and showed the actors depth playing numerous characters in each story. Tom Hanks, as usual, was excellent, as was Halle Berry. An extremely well crafted, if complicated tale of how love survives all conflict and tradgedy. I give it an A+. I see a lot of movies and I thoroughly enjoyed all 3 hours of it.