Cloud Atlas - Review

'CLOUDY' PLOT Tom Hanks and Halle Berry take on multiple characters in this futuristic flick

Cloud Atlas is a cornily enthralling sci-fi kaleidoscope. Adapted from the 2004 novel by David Mitchell, it tells six stories over the course of nearly three hours, and most of them would come off as fairly conventional on their own. But when you slice them up, swirl them around, and hold them up to the light, the design of what you're seeing is hypnotic, and it wires you into the film. Codirected by Andy and Lana (née Larry) Wachowski, who haven't made a good movie since The Matrix (1999), and Tom Tykwer, the one-hit art-house wonder who directed Run Lola Run (1998), Cloud Atlas is certainly out to be a ''visionary'' mindbender, but the film's secret is that it's a nimbly entertaining and light-on-its-feet Hollywood contraption, with the actors cast in multiple roles as if playing a game of dress-up. Read More...

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