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Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski & Tom Tykwer

Cloud Atlas


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.

  • Director: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer
  • Main Cast: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent
  • Soundtrack: Tom Tykwer, Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek
  • Cinematography: John Toll
  • Screenplay: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, David Mitchell, Chris Lindsay
  • Cinema Premiere: October 26, 2012

What do the critics think?


10 reviews of Cloud Atlas (2012)

  • 1. Senses
    10 / 10

    I loved "Cloud Atlas", for me it is one of the biggest cinema experiences of the year. Incredibly ambitious and well-crafted, it is not pre-chewed and quite easy to "understand", but if you let go of the need to understand everything with your brain and instead dare to open your heart, "Cloud Atlas" will reward you in a way that few films do today.

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  • 2. Fiffis Filmtajm
    10 / 10

    The impressions swooshed by, exceptional ones, scenes that stick with me, the actors whom I first see as themselves through tabloids but who then glimmer and sparkle and become something beyond gossip columns and movie posters. Superb music, intense effects, thrilling solutions. Film at its very best.

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  • 3. Svenska Dagbladet
    8.3 / 10

    A real bumblebee of a film - Jan Lumholdt

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  • 4. Filmeye
    8 / 10

    The filmmakers manage to keep our interest alive for nearly three hours, but whether "Cloud Atlas" will go down in film history is questionable. The film makes an impression and commands respect, but it will probably remain an interesting cinema experience among many others. - Jan-Eje Ferling

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  • 5. Nöjesguiden
    8 / 10

    What really delivers are the visions of the future. The dystopian NeoSeoul in a Matrix-inspired world that the Wachowskis know as well as the even more detached future world where Tom Hanks lives a tribal life among bloodthirsty Indians. - Victor Schultz

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  • 6. Moviezine
    4 / 10

    I want this kind of epic sagas about life, love, death, and the universe to shake me to the core, to open my eyes to the world, and for me to come out the other side glancing at the imbeciles in the popcorn line and thinking that I know something they don't, that I am enlightened. Instead, I came out the other side three hours later, turned on my phone, and thought: Wow, is it that late already?

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  • 7. Ljud & Bild
    3.3 / 10

    If the sole purpose of a film is to confuse the audience as much as possible by telling short fragments from different places and eras, without any apparent connection, then "Cloud Atlas" succeeds completely. - Tor Aavatsmark

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  • 8. Expressen
    No Rating

    The idea of the interconnectedness of all things is interesting - and is certainly even more gripping in David Mitchell's book, which is the source material. Here, the message is drowned out by the large number of stories and disguises. - Ronnit Hasson

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  • 9. Göteborgs-Posten
    No Rating

    "Cloud Atlas", which is based on Thomas Mitchell's novel of the same name, is three hours long and requires a fair amount of patience from the audience, but the film gets steadily better and better as the editing pace picks up and the pieces of the puzzle fall into place. - Mats Johnson

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  • 10. Fredrik Fyhr
    No Rating

    The best I can say about Cloud Atlas is that it is not boring, and there is something genuinely comical about seeing many of the different actors in horrible makeup sticking out completely and making you go through your mental "okay-who-is-that-now-is-it-Hugh-Grant?" phase for every new character's entrance.

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World-Wide Box Office Revenue

Box Office

Cloud Atlas has earned a total of 130 516 424 dollars from cinemas across the world (the global box office).