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The actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is... View more >
violence, language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use
Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent... View more >
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the best movie this year by leaps and bounds, epic movie.
wow..I think I have to see this movie a second time to really appreciate it. I wouldn't say this entertained me as much as it was mysterious for me. The ending clears up some confusion which I had as I endured this very long movie. I felt like giving up on it during the movie and walking out but I hung in there and it somewhat redeemed itself in the second half.
Doona Bae was superb in this movie. The costumes were interesting and the makeup of mostly Tom Hanks was interesting. But neither Hanks, nor Berry nor Grant's performances were exceptional.
Overall, this was a disappointing movie but maybe I would feel differently with a second viewing.
This is s a movie that needs to be seen more than once to be understood. At least by me. I didn't read the book and really had no idea what it was about. Still don't. About the time I was figuring out what was going on, it switched to another time and cast of characters. Too confusing to me. Seems everyone either hates it or loves it.
Very long. Would not watch it again.
"Cloud Atlas" is a powerful and daring epic movies that festured six short movies that takes place over a period of four centuries, maybe more. Each movie featured Tom Hanks and Halle Barry in six different roles. It's a great movie experience and may rerquired more than one viewing. I saw the movie once and may not see it again until it reaches HBO. This movie reminds me of the 1916 movie "Intorance," which it featured several stories blended together, just like "Cloud Atlas." If you hae saw the 1916 movie, you know what I'm talking about. "Cloud Atlas" sours.
Some folks might see this movie as an epic fantasy. To me the only thing epic about it is its souring levels of pretentious collectivism. Some folks might feel like they should see it a second time to understand it better. Wow, I couldn't sit through this garbage a second time if my life depended on it.
While I will admit that it was visually stunning in parts; true entertainment, in my humble opinion, should never leave one repeatedly looking at their watch wondering when the heck it's going to be over.
Simple descriptions of this flick might be things like: slow, poorly paced, terribly edited, confusing. Yeah, I suppose there will be those among the elitists that will maintain that I just don't have the mental capacity to understand this triumph of cinematic silliness. Well...maybe they are right, but for me Cloud Atlas was a major entertainment failure...and that's the true, true.