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
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..
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.
I\'ll never watch another Tom Hanks movie again