Whatever your age, even if life is an ocean made up of many drops, you may resolve that life is too short for this errant nonsense.
A film which piles on the action, the romance, the philosophical inquiry and the silly accents until the viewer is left punch-drunk and reeling. Seriously, what's not to love?
They key to successfully absorbing the movie may be in not trying to overthink what's on screen.
An eminently peculiar mismatch of substance and form, like a Hallmark card written by David Foster Wallace.
The result is maddening, exasperating, occasionally exhilarating -- and mostly boring.
For all the spectacular settings and visionary designs, Cloud Atlas left me feeling disconnected
Felicitous moments can't break through the dark nebula of self-importance around Cloud Atlas ...
Sumptuous visuals and audacious acting, but the quasi-profound message of cosmic connectedness isn't worth all the trouble.
Exciting, exhausting and energizing, a brazen film that leaves somber cinema seeming too passive for its own good. This is a movie as big as life itself.