Friday, November 9, 2012

Cloud Atlas: Six Stories in Search of Answers

Past, present and future collide in this ambitious 172-minute movie that brings together six stories determined to tackle the biggest questions about human existence.

Does it accomplish this lofty goal?

More less than more in an entertaining fashion.

Cloud Atlas is at its best when each story plays out its message. Less successful when it devolves into speechiness and preachyness.

With actors, including Halle Berry and Tom Hanks figuring in each vignette, the chances of gimmickry were high, but generally avoided.

If you're not a fan of time travel and sci fi, you might skip this one.
The Movie Slut hopes to see it again.
But then, she's the Movie Slut.

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