Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving


What the fuck. Actors playing different characters in different stories in different times. It’s all a bit too much for me.

Some of the characters and stories are interesting, but I couldn’t piece it all together. If you need to have read the book or a cheat sheet to make sense of it, then I see that as a failing of the film.

Hanks and Grant show some impressive transformations. Broadbent shows a range I have not seen before. An enormous, Oscar-worthy accomplishment in make-up.

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