Cloud Atlas

October 30, 2012

directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy and Lana Wachowski, 2012

Beyond its unparalleled ambition, Cloud Atlas is a film that carries too little emotional heft to truly resonate. In what will easily go down as the most divisive film-going experience of the year, and potentially live on as a major cult classic, the latest project from the creators (Andy and Lana Wachowski) of The Matrix trilogy and director Tom Tykwer is a mildly exciting and willfully frustrating undertaking that quite literally shifts back and forth between the wondrous and the disconcerting. Running just shy of three hours, Cloud Atlas possess an admirable and taxing earnestness, but it’s all for not in this complicated adaptation that tells of six interlocking stories over different eras while assuming the tropes of multiple genres.

Full review at Sound on Sight


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