Cloud Atlas

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Cloud Atlas
Based on a best-selling novel, this star-studded film explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout time. Drama, mystery, action and enduring love thread through a story that unfolds in multiple lifetimes as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. Each member of the ensemble cast appears in multiple roles as the story moves through time. Note the long running time.

172 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Violence, Prejudice).
Detective/Mystery, Drama, Sci-Fi.
You're not my twin, are you?


Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw
Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
ScreenplayTom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, from the novel by David Mitchell
MusicReinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer
CinematographyFrank Griebe, John Toll
EditingAlexander Berner
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
Made in2012
Produced byCloud Atlas Productions, X-Filme Creative Pool, Anarchos Pictures, A Compay Filmprodutionsgeselleschaft, ARD Degeto Film, Ascension Pictures, Five Drops, Media Asia Group

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

LanguageStrong and frequent
NudityStrong in sexual context, breasts
SexStrongly similated sexual activity
ViolenceStrong, bloody, gory and graphic, in context
PrejudiceNegative stereotyping of black slaves
BlasphemyMild references to Catholic catechism
Drug abuseCigarettes and social drinking
CommentsA story of how consequences of our lives impact one another throughout the past, present and future as a soul of a killer is shaped into a soul of a saviour and acts of kindness inspiring people across centuries.
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What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Diane de Beer quote iconAn absolute must
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
Cape Times
Jordan Mintzer quote iconEpoch hopping.
Ilan Preskovsky quote iconWhether an admirable mess or an existentialist masterpiece, Cloud Atlas remains one of the year's genuine must-see films for almost everyone.
Box Office
Mark Keizer quote iconThree directors wrestle a difficult novel to the ground and create a work that is rapturously grand in scope and ambition, if not emotional effect.
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconFor all the spectacular settings and visionary designs, Cloud Atlas left me feeling disconnected. Sad. But that's the true true.
C. Fuchs quote iconAn ambitious if flawed epic that will likely divide viewers and critics alike
43 critics
Rottentomatoes critics
174 critics
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconIts sprawling, ambitious blend of thought-provoking narrative and eye-catching visuals will prove too unwieldy for some, but the sheer size and scope of Cloud Atlas are all but impossible to ignore.
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52 critics

What the People say

8749 Netizens quote iconCloud Atlas..doesn't scale much heights

Average .. 62%



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