Cloud Atlas

Lists: Drama, Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Epic

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 1136 (Rank from 2012: # 39)

Adjusted* Rating:
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Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 45.45%
Regular 36.36%
Half-Popped 13.64%
Stale 4.55%
Burnt 0%


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Chris of This Is Madness100 - My ratings are on a five point scale, translated as such: 1 - Abysmal, 25 - Bad, 50 - Mediocre, 75 - Good, 100 - Great
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Josh of Classicblanca100(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown98(full review)
David Baruffi97(full review)
Alex Robinson96
Minnesota Man90(full review)
Sean Kelly90(full review)
J Bumgardner90
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium88(full review)
Tim The Film Guy85(full review)
Dan O'Neill80 - Cloud Atlas is a very, very long movie that’s filled with plenty of stories, plenty of characters, and plenty of ambitions that it’s set for itself, but is also a very entertaining and beautiful movie to watch as it never really leaves you bored when it’s all over. It may not be the most emotionally-impacting viewing-experience you’ll have this year, but it’s a great watch that will probably take-up half of your day. But, in a good way at least.
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Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Thomas Pollock80
Maurice of Movie Mixology70(full review)
Colin Flanagan70(full review)
Dave Examines Movies68(full review)
Chris Turner65
Today I Watched A Movie65(full review)
Angry Vader61(full review)
Kevin McCarthy60(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik50 - Halfway through I stopped really caring about the story. It is long and a bit messy but if you don't take it seriously you might enjoy it.
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Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin34(full review)

People Involved

  • Tom Hanks (Dr. Henry Goose / Isaac Sachs / Dermot Duster Hoggins / Valleysman Zachry)
  • Halle Berry (Luisa Rey / Meronym / Jocasta Ayrs)
  • Hugo Weaving (Bill Smoke / Nurse Noakes / Old Georgie)
  • Jim Broadbent (Vyvyan Ayrs / Timothy Cavendish)
  • Susan Sarandon (Ursula)
  • Hugh Grant (Rev. Giles Horrox / Hotel Heavy / Lloyd Hooks / Denholme Cavendish / Seer Rhee / Kona Chief)
  • Keith David (Joe Napier - Kupaka & Ankor Apis)
  • James DArcy (Rufus Sixsmith)
  • Doona Bae (Sonmi-451)
  • Jim Sturgess (Adam Ewing / Poor Hotel Guest / Megans Dad / Highlander / Hae-Joo Chang / Adam / Zachry Brother-in-Law)
  • Ben Whishaw (Cabin Boy / Robert Frobisher / Store Clerk / Georgette / Tribesman)
  • Xun Zhou (Talbot / Hotel Manager / Yoona-939 / Rose)
  • David Gyasi (Autua / Lester Rey / Duophsyte)
  • Robert Fyfe (Old Salty Dog / Mr. Meeks / Prescient 1)
  • Martin Wuttke (Mr. Boerhaave / Guard / Leary the Healer)
  • Zhu Zhu (Megan Sixsmith / 12th Star Clone)
  • Kai Koch (Director)
  • Stephen O. Gessler (Director)
  • Tom Tykwer (Director)
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