Metacritic Movie Ratings
Cloud Atlas Reviews

3.0

55

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    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.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    The cinematography is gorgeous and the makeup amazing, but the story lines are too disconnected.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Not quite soaring into the heavens, but not exactly crash-landing either, Cloud Atlas is an impressively mounted, emotionally stilted adaptation of British author David Mitchell's bestselling novel.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    This would-be epic is beautifully photographed, elegantly crafted and adventurously cast. Unfortunately, though, it plays like a gargantuan trailer for a movie still to be made.

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