• Cloud Atlas (2012)

Cloud Atlas

Release Date: October 26th, 2012

DVD Release Date: May 14th, 2013

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

Director: Lana Wachowski , Tom Tykwer , Lilly Wachowski

Genres: Drama , Science fiction , Mystery

Production Co: X-FIlme Creative Pool, Cloud Atlas Production, Anarchos Productions Inc.

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Rise , Touching , Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Not quite soaring into the heavens, but not exactly crash-landing either, Cloud Atlas is an impressively mounted, emotionally stilted adaptation of British author David Mitchell's bestselling novel. show more

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Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture