'Cloud Atlas' Synopsis

"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 dramatically 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. Each member of the ensemble appears in multiple roles as the stories move through time.

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  1. iseouls

    Three hour film of consistently non-linear plot of six different stories interrelated to each other. I find it good and interesting but been disoriented much on what happened during the fall.

    7/10 rawrrrrrs

    2 years agoby @iseoulsFlag

  2. Jason Jarred

    No need for me to review the movie when Jujube has done a perfect job (read below), but I'll make one addition: I gave this 4/5 instead of 5/5 as I found the actualy storyline itself lacking. Acting is superb. Backgrounds/CGI are superb. Directing is superb. Morale of the story is superb. This movie is superb in all respects except for one - which leaves you at the end of the movie feeling as though you've just eaten a whole load of fairy floss, but somehow you're not full.

    2 years agoby @Jason-JarredFlag

  3. CUPID


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  4. Jujube Li

    Cloud Atlas has truly managed to capture the hearts and minds of its audience by its exceptional success in portraying the connectivity between human lives through effectively weaving together six interlacing plots from six different time frames based on the book written by Booker Prize nominee David Mitchell, thereby transcending the boundaries of convention, time and space.

    Casting the same actors as different characters of different ethnicities, ages, sexual orientation, social status, and circ*mstance throughout time ingeniously reinforces the underlying theme of connectivity between individuals by allowing us to conceive of the same human life form reborn and recreated in different external form. Yet, beneath those different skins, devoid of societal barriers that are created by conventional norms that forcefully and apathetically divide people and convince us that we of different worth in society, lies the same souls who become conscious of their other identities throughout time and space.

    Eventually, the characters who possess such an innate consciousness of their origins come to realize that our souls are but one and the same, that one individual life is of equal worth to the other. Those who vehemently oppose this fact as a reality, those who judge others by their skin color, wealth, beauty, educational level, social status, affiliations, or any other unnatural external element imposed to us by the institutions that mold our perceptions of reality, may find this film difficult to digest as it can be unbelievably perturbing to their sensibilities and topple their sense of self-worth.

    It is interesting to note moralistic parallels in some of the other films screened around the same time, such as The Help and Lincoln. What sets Cloud Atlas aside is the vastness of its context and its success in breaking through the multiple barriers of time, space, ethnicity, social status, political affiliation, and geographical location that confine us to our circ*mstances in the various parts of society we have been compartmentalized into, mostly not by our own choice.

    Deeply moving, truly revolutionary, and absolutely deserving of love.

    2 years agoby @Jujube-LiFlag

  5. Corey W.

    Meh, I didn't care for it. The book was better. The movie fails at making the story from the book clear. Bad acting and writing too.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Gonna need the night to take it all in before I critique it

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. John M

    I just saw the 5 minute extended trailer and I know it's just a trailer, but this film looks unbelievably good. It's one of the few must see films for me this fall.

    3 years agoby @john-mFlag

  8. K.Guy

    Matrix directors, huh? C'mon you guys, show me you STILL GOT IT!!

    But is the genre accurate, because it looks like a scifi fantasy to me. o.O

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

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