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Cloud Atlas

R| 2 hr. 52 min.

Plot Summary
Actors (Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent) take on multiple roles in an epic that spans five centuries. An attorney harbors a fleeing slave on a voyage from the Pacific Islands in 1849; a poor composer in pre-World War II Britain struggles to finish his magnum opus before a past act catches up with him; a genetically engineered worker in 2144 feels the forbidden stirring of human consciousness -- and so on. As souls are born and reborn, they renew their bonds to one another throughout time.

Cast: Tom Hanks , Halle Berry , Jim Broadbent , Hugo Weaving , Jim Sturgess , Doona Bae , Ben Whishaw , James D'Arcy

Directors: Lana Wachowski , Tom Tykwer , Andy Wachowski

Genres: Drama, Science fiction, Mystery

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Release Date: October 26th, 2012|2 hr. 52 min.

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  • For all the spectacular settings and visionary designs, Cloud Atlas left me feeling disconnected. Sad. But that's the true true. show more

  • This would-be epic is beautifully photographed, elegantly crafted and adventurously cast. Unfortunately, though, it plays like a gargantuan trailer for a movie still to be made. show more

  • Cloud Atlas is pop spiritualism, comic-book grandiosity, Zen for dummies. I can't say I didn't enjoy it on some level, but it's not the level of universal wisdom the Wachowskis and Tykwer would have us be on. show more

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  • July 01, 2014 cuestaj1
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    When I first saw it was beyond my comprehension, especially because of the lack of fluidity..It was like channel surfing..Weeks later I played it again and I began to connect the threads..This is not the Bible where the collective stories are not in chronological order, but everytime I read the collection I can put in order the stories and keeps me in it until I start to comprehend . ..I can always come into a movie and start in the middle and I can construct the time line so it all makes sense..The scope of the movie and the special effects keep me going...I might like the book better..Some books cannot be made into a movie..

  • December 28, 2013 steverossitermt
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    This is a wonderful film. It does require complete and undivided attention. On the first viewing it takes a while to put it together but once you figure out what is going on it is terrific.

  • August 20, 2013 jaimel38
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    I\'ll never watch another Tom Hanks movie again

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Jessie Heyman on October 25, 2012

Friday sees the release of the ambitious "Cloud Atlas." Adapted from David Mitchell's ambitious novel, sci-fi vets Andy and Lana Wachowski ("The Matrix"), along with Tom Tykwer ("Run Lola Run") were c...

'Cloud Atlas' Premiere: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry And Others Hit The Red Carpet (PHOTOS)

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Jessie Heyman on October 25, 2012

After skeptics said it couldn't be done, the centuries-spanning "Cloud Atlas" finally took to the big screen for its world premiere. Sci-fi vets Andy and Lana Wachowski ("The Matrix"), along with Tom ...

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