Cloud Atlas

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Cloud Atlas

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An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. The story is a time-shifting weave of six interlinking narratives, with diverse settings from the savagery of a Pacific Island in the 1850s to a dystopian Korea of the near future.
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures, Cloud Atlas Productions, X-Filme Creative Pool, Anarchos Pictures, Ascension Pictures, Five Drops, Ascension Pictures, A Company Filmproduktionsgesellschaft (co-production), ARD Degeto Film (co-production), Media Asia Group. [et al.] ; produced by Stefan Arndt, Grant Hill, Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Alex Boden ; written for the screen and directed by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski
Title: Cloud atlas
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Warner Home Video,, c2013
Country of Producing Entity: United States Germany Hong Kong Singapore
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (172 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround
video file, DVD video, rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
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Report This Apr 12, 2014
  • vcc rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Ouch! I normally don't like Halle Berry but this one is really bad. Yeah, Tom Hanks is always good, but this movie is just confusing with nothing to capture my attention.

Report This Apr 10, 2014
  • therhythmlab rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I watched it, and watched it and watched it again. One of my favorites of the last 10 years.

Report This Apr 10, 2014
  • gtct rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I am going to read the book then come back to the movie and try again. I just might (I hope) raise my rating.

Report This Mar 19, 2014
  • JMGP rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

All of the stories in this film are linked by the themes of the uniqueness of the human person and his rights and freedoms. The irony is that all of the characters are bound to repeat their lives in a never ending cycle of reincarnation, forever being slaves to the injustices and failings of this world. It is interesting to watch each actor play many roles; some, unfortunately not so well.

Report This Feb 28, 2014
  • evandanielsson rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I love Tom Hanks! He was great. And I love Halle Berry who was great as well! Susan Sarandon is one of my favorites and she was awesome! Hugh Grant was good too. Maybe I'm an idiot, but the movie did not make any sense and it felt like it was going on forever. 51 minutes through the movie I checked to see how much time was left. When it told me 2 hours I shut it off. Sorry Tom, Halle, Susan and Hugh. But I don't have that much time to be bored! :) I'm glad there were others who enjoyed it!

Report This Feb 19, 2014
  • molnar17 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Spectacular acting by Tom Hanks - to be expected. The cinematography was also excellent. The story was awful! I read the book after seeing the movie and was impressed with the story as written. The author used a unique approach in weaving six different stories together. But the way they butchered a good book to put this garbage on the screen was disappointing, to say the least, and a waste of a great actor's talent.

Report This Jan 27, 2014
  • ONENOW rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This movie was decent. With this story line it could have been outstanding. Unfortunately it fell way short of what it could have been.

Report This Jan 13, 2014
  • George Millar rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I had hoped to see this film when it came to theatres. Every time someone urged me to see something else. Now, that I've seen it, I can't believe the disjointed dog's breakfast that it was. The premise was great ... that we have lived in many different times ... but, come on, this was absurd. Make up was brilliant but lipstick on a pig and you've still got a pig!

Report This Jan 13, 2014
  • kevfarley rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I'm glad I read these reviews first,.. so that I had a grasp of the multiple story structure. This film richly repays close attention !

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Report This Oct 06, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Isaac Sachs: Belief, like fear or love, is a force to be understood as we understand the Theory of Relativity and Principles of Uncertainty: phenomenon that determine the course of our lives. Yesterday, my life was headed in one direction. Today, it is headed in another. Yesterday I believed that I would never have done what I did today. These forces that often remake time and space, that can shape and alter who we imagine ourselves to be, begin long before we are born and continue after we perish. Our lives and our choices, like quantum trajectories, are understood moment to moment. At each point of intersection, each encounter suggests a new potential direction.

Report This Oct 06, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Haskell Moore: There is a natural order to this world, and those who try to upend it do not fare well. This movement will never survive; if you join them, you and your entire family will be shunned. At best, you will exist a pariah to be spat at and beaten-at worst, to be lynched or crucified. And for what? For what? No matter what you do it will never amount to anything more than a single drop in a limitless ocean. Adam Ewing: What is an ocean but a multitude of drops?

Report This Sep 19, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sonmi 451: "Our lives... are not our own... From womb to tomb, we are bound to others... past, and present. And by each crime... and every kindness... we birth our future."

Report This Sep 18, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Timothy Cavendish (to the residents of "Aurora House" staring at him through a bay window as he attempts escape): "Soylent Green is people! Soylet Green is made of people!!!"

Report This Sep 18, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Timothy Cavendish (voiceover; reminiscing about falling naked out of an open window into a bush, after getting clawed by a cat he was covering his privates with after getting caught making love with his girlfriend by her parents): "...Two sprained ankles, one cracked rib. Official cause of accident listed on the hospital form...: "Pussy"."


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