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Cloud Atlas (2012)



Critic Consensus: Its 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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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. -- (C) Warner Bros.

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Tom Hanks
as Dr. Henry Goose/Hotel Mgr./Isaac Sachs/Dermot Hoggins/Cavend
Halle Berry
as Native Woman/Jocasta Ayrs/Luisa Rey/Indian Party Guest/Ovid/
Jim Broadbent
as Captain Molyneux/Vyvyan Ayrs/Timothy Cavendish/Korean Musici
Hugo Weaving
as Haskell Moore/Tadeusz Kesselring/Bill Smoke/Nurse Noakes/Boa
Jim Sturgess
as Adam Ewing/Poor Hotel Guest/Megan's Dad/Highlander/Hae-Joo C
Doona Bae
as Tilda/Megan's Mom/Mexican Woman/Sonmi-451/Sonmi-351/Sonmi Pr
Ben Whishaw
as Cabin Boy/Robert Frobisher/Store Clerk/Georgette/Tribesman
James D'Arcy
as Young Rufus Sixsmith/Old Rufus Sixsmith/Nurse James/Archivis
Xun Zhou
as Talbot/Hotel Manager/Yoona-939/Rose
Keith David
as Kupaka/Joe Napier/An-Kor Apis/Prescient
David Gyasi
as Autua/Lester Rey/Duophysite
Susan Sarandon
as Madame Horrox/Older Ursula/Yusouf Suleiman/Abbess
Hugh Grant
as Hotel Heavy/Lloyd Hooks/Denholme Cavendish/Seer Rhee/Kona Ch
Robert Fyfe
as Old Salty Dog/Mr. Meeks/Prescient 1
Alex Wuttke
as Mr. Boerhaave/Guard/Leary the Healer
Robin Morrissey
as Young Cavendish
Brody Nicholas Lee
as Javier Gomez/Jonas/Zachry's Older Nephew
Amanda Walker
as Veronica
Andrew Havill
as Mr. Hotchkiss
Tanja De Wendt
as Mrs. Hotchkiss
Raeven Lee Hanan
as Little Girl With Orison at Papa Song's/Catkin/Zachry Relativ
Götz Otto
as Groundsman Withers
Nial Fulton
as Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 2/Mozza Hoggins
Louis Dempsey
as Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 3/Jarvis Hoggins
Martin Docherty
as Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 4/Eddie Hoggins
Alistair Petrie
as Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 1/Musician/Felix Finch/Lascivio
Zhu Zhu
as Megan Sixsmith/12th Star Clone
Sylvestra Le Touzel
as Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 5/Nurse Judd/Aide in Slaughters
Shaun Lawton
as Secretary
Dulcie Smart
as Herbalist/Ursula's Mother
Gary McCormack
as Crane Operator
David Mitchell
as Union Spy
Marco Albrecht
as Scan Enforcer
Cody Lee
as Zachry Relative
Heike Hanold-Lynch
as Nurse Judd Look-a-Like
Jojo Schoning
as Papa Song Punk
Laura Vietzen
as Young Ursula
Thomas Kügel
as Ursula's Father
Marie Ronnenbeck
as Ursula's Daughter
Ruby Kastner
as Young Girl
Emma Werz
as Ursula's Granddaughter
Korbyn Hanan
as Adam Grandson
Anna Holmes
as Scientist/Executive
Gigi Lee
as Zachry Relative
Genevien Lee
as Zachry Relative
Victor Esteban Sole
as Mr. Roderick
Kristoffer Fuss
as Lead Enforcer
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Critic Reviews for Cloud Atlas

All Critics (288) | Top Critics (79)

There were so many prosthetic noses.

August 31, 2021 | Full Review…

[There's'] far too many actors in this town to have to bother paying Tom Hanks $100,000,000 and putting him in nine hundred scenes as different ethnicities and races.

August 31, 2021 | Full Review…

I wouldn't call The Cloud Atlas pure cinema, but... the mix and mash trumps the balderdash.

February 25, 2019 | Full Review…

The Wachowskis, for their part, were always born in the wrong decade, maybe that's what made the displaced timeline motif of Cloud Atlas so appealing to them.

October 26, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a cold and distanced and, yes, rather boring experience during which we feel nothing for any of the characters. It is three hours without actually getting anywhere near the place it should have got to.

September 4, 2018 | Full Review…

[An] earnest but misbegotten adaptation, which reduces a moving tour de force to a dull and homiletic house of frenetically shuffled cards.

February 6, 2018 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Cloud Atlas

Endless uncomprehendible twaddle.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer


A misunderstood masterpiece.

Joseph Brightly
Joseph Brightly

Super Reviewer

Everything Is Connected. Good Movie! It is a movie that is a product of our age of internet-driven universal knowledge and vision, and the freedom we have to travel the world and jump between ages, genres, images and identities at our will. It reminds us that we are human and that we can still hear our heart beat, if we listen. Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his lover; a thriller about a murder at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living in post-apocalyptic Hawaii, far in the future.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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