• 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 , Lilly Wachowski , Tom Tykwer

Genres: Science Fiction , Mystery , Drama

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

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Touching, Transformation, Rise

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80

    As is often the peril with movies of giant ambition, Cloud Atlas walks a crooked line between the glorious and the ridiculous. show more

  • 45
    Bob MondelloNPR

    The directors can make it fluid, comprehensible and gorgeous to look at, but they can't keep what struck many readers as profound on the page, from seeming profoundly obvious on screen, especially when every point gets reiterated six times. 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture