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Rating: 6.8/10 by 4751 users

Cloud Atlas (2012)

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.

Directing:
  • Tom Tykwer
  • Lilly Wachowski
  • Lana Wachowski
  • Terry Needham
  • Julie Brown
  • Caroline Veyssière
  • Rickie-Lee Roberts
  • Julie Heskin
Writing:
  • Tom Tykwer
  • Lilly Wachowski
  • Lana Wachowski
  • David Mitchell
Stars:
Release Date: Fri, Oct 26, 2012

Rating: 6.8/10 by 4751 users

Alternative Title:
Облакът Aтлас - BG
Atlas mraků - CZ
Cloud Atlas - Der Wolkenatlas - DE
クラウド アトラス - JP
클라우드 아틀라스 - KR
Cloud Atlas: La Red Invisible - MX
Atlas Chmur - PL

Country:
Germany
Hong Kong
Singapore
United States of America
Language:
English
Runtime: 02 hour 52 minutes
Budget: $102,000,000
Revenue: $130,482,868

Plot Keyword: gay, clone, future, dystopia, lgbt, ensemble cast, duringcreditsstinger, century, woman director, 1930s, trans director

Tom Hanks
Dr. Henry Goose / Hotel Manager / Isaac Sachs / Dermot Hoggins / Cavendish Look-a-Like Actor / Zachry
Halle Berry
Native Woman / Jocasta Ayrs / Luisa Rey / Indian Party Guest / Ovid / Meronym
Jim Broadbent
Captain Molyneux / Vyvyan Ayrs / Timothy Cavendish / Korean Musician / Prescient 2
Hugo Weaving
Haskell Moore / Tadeusz Kesselring / Bill Smoke / Nurse Noakes / Boardman Mephi / Old Georgie
Jim Sturgess
Adam Ewing / Poor Hotel Guest / Megan's Dad / Highlander / Hae-Joo Chang / Adam / Zachry Brother-in-Law
Bae Doo-na
Tilda / Megan's Mom / Mexican Woman / Sonmi-451 / Sonmi-351 / Sonmi Prostitute
Ben Whishaw
Cabin Boy / Robert Frobisher / Store Clerk / Georgette / Tribesman
Keith David
Kupaka / Joe Napier / An-kor Apis / Prescient
James D'Arcy
Young Rufus Sixsmith / Old Rufus Sixsmith / Nurse James / Archivist
Zhou Xun
Talbot / Hotel Manager / Yoona-939 / Rose
David Gyasi
Autua / Lester Rey / Duophsyte
Susan Sarandon
Madame Horrox / Older Ursula / Yusouf Suleiman / Abbess
Hugh Grant
Rev. Giles Horrox / Hotel Heavy / Lloyd Hooks / Denholme Cavendish / Seer Rhee / Kona Chief
Robert Fyfe
Old Salty Dog / Mr. Meeks / Prescient 1
Martin Wuttke
Mr. Boerhaave / Guard / Leary the Healer
Zhu Zhu
Megan Sixsmith / 12th Star Clone
Robin Morrissey
Young Cavendish
Brody Nicholas Lee
Javier Gomez / Jonas / Zachry's Older Nephew
Raevan Lee Hanan
Little Girl with Orison at Papa Song's / Catkin / Zachry Relative
Götz Otto
Groundsman Withers
Niall Greig Fulton
Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest / Mozza Hoggins
Louis Dempsey
Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest / Jarvis Hoggins
Martin Docherty
Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest / Eddie Hoggins
Alistair Petrie
Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest / Musician / Felix Finch / Lascivious Businessman
Sylvestra Le Touzel
Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest / Nurse Judd / Aide in Slaughtership
Andrew Havill
Mr. Hotchkiss
Victor Solé
Mr. Roderick
Heike Hanold-Lynch
Ms. Judd Look-a-like

Andres Gomez

Interesting film with an exceptional cast, fantastic performances and characterizations. The story, though, is a bit difficult to follow and, in the end, seems to not have a real point.

Travis Bell

Cloud Atlas was a very well made movie but unlike most of the "simultaneous stories that all come together at the end" type of movies, this one just didn't. I'm still unclear as to the point of it all. Another issue I had was a general feeling of goofiness. Sure, the Cavendish story was pure comedy but the rest of the stories just didn't feel serious enough to me. It carried my attention for the 172 minutes well enough and it was entertaining. I just expected more of a pay off at the end. All in all, it's definitely worth seeing but I still haven't made up my mind if I truly liked it or not. What did you think?


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