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Based on 16 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 25
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    The film Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away highlights both the strains of the franchise and the willingness to promote the brand at any cost - including a coherent narrative. It's a big promo reel, and not a carefully disguised one. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    At its best, Worlds Away is a parade of mostly attractive acrobats performing physically improbable feats. At its worst, it has the humorlessness of Ridley Scott plumbing the deeper meanings of an Esther Williams water ballet. show more

  • 40
    New York Daily News

    The real stunner of Worlds Away is how it could afford to use so many Beatles songs. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The world's most famous acrobatic troupe delivers a feast of surreal beauty and moments of breath-catching wonder in the skilfully staged 3D film Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away. show more

  • 63
    Howard Cohen Miami Herald

    The technically well-made movie simply can't replicate the live experience of a Cirque show, and at just over 90 minutes, Worlds Away still feels long. show more

  • 63
    Sara Stewart New York Post

    In a movie season - and a month - filled with so much gunfire, bloodshed and human despair, it's refreshing to sit back and bask in the sheer joy with which these brightly costumed, stunningly agile performers navigate fire, water and air. show more

  • 63
    Loren King Boston Globe

    It's better to see it on the stage... a moderately enjoyable film that lacks the awe-inspiring visual and aural aplomb of Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil's live shows. show more

  • 63
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    It's all quite lovely, mesmerizing – and right on the edge of sleep-inducing. show more

  • 50
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away has plenty of eye candy... What the movie lacks, unfortunately, is coherence. show more

  • 38
    Slant Magazine

    The movie is something of a compositional nightmare, worlds away, one might say, from the artistry so associated with Cirque. show more

  • January 05, 2013 gthorn1941
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    I loved it. I felt it was Cirque at some of its best. Two friends who had never seen Cirque went with me and found it a little hard to understand at first.

  • December 31, 2012 jakeoberhand
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    This was the most boring and dull movie I have ever seen. Most movies have a storyline.

  • December 27, 2012 gdjewett
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    I\'ve seen 2 live shows and this was close! Did not see 3D but very enjoyable

  • December 22, 2012 gchutton
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    I love the CDS and this was a great show piece for their art and style.

  • December 21, 2012 jkplady
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    interesting with Beatle music

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