Written July 01, 2016
It was about half-way through that I thought to myself, "I love this movie." Each story covered its own genre well and they were all cut together beautifully. Actors in multiple roles could be jarring at times (Tom Hanks with a Cockney accent?) but it mostly worked. It does require the viewer to pay attention and think about what they're experiencing which isn't for everyone. It was definitely for me, though.
Written August 25, 2016
Liked this movie, it was different and thought provoking. Got confused at the first, but it came together for me at the end. I will need to watch this movie again, to fully understand all the things that happened.
Written October 21, 2016
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 May 03, 2016
I loved Cloud Atlas. It was visually stunning and the plot was engaging. Contrary to many complaints that the vignette style story telling was distracting, I found it to be refreshing. The cast did an excellent job, and I am so glad to have seen this in the theatre.
Written January 21, 2017
just a pretentious piece of crap.
1 you cant understand a word the actors are speaking
2.even if you could it makes no sense
3There are 100's if not 1,000's of great S-F novels that would make great movies,but Holl wood pays rotten people who think they are great but they are (they Think) really clever to write this crap.