Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas

2012 | Tom Tykwer | Andy Wachowski | Lana Wachowski

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.

Average rating   8 out of 10

(3.47) A Walk Among the Tombstones | (3.47) Inherent Vice | (3.47) Starship Troopers | (3.47) Bright | (3.11) Equilibrium

Niels Risgaard Hansen     2014-10-21 8 out of 10

A good movie with a great plot and a fascinating set of stories!

Based on the short description my streaming service provided, I did not have any idea of what this movie was about. I just saw the cast and thought “this cannot be all bad” - and I was right!
It is a series of stories with no direct contact to each other but still with a recurring theme. The movie skips between the stories quite a lot and for me it was a bit confusing at first, but luckily they are all told chronologically, and after a while you get hooked on each of them. It actually works pretty well.

As mentioned above the cast is a series of high profile actors. Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant just to name a few. All did a really good job in my opinion.

Despite (at times) being a sci-fi movie, it is in no way effects-driven. They are in fact rather toned down and indistinct. This is by no means a bad thing, as it keeps the focus on the stories and the acting instead.

In general a very well written movie that despite being more than two hours long caught my attention from start till end.

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