Nutshell Film Reviews
Cloud Atlas
by Film Fan
on November 21, 2013
in Film Titles: A - C , The Bigger Boat
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Cloud Atlas

There is grandeur here – an attempt at huge sweeping themes, monumental orchestral scores and ground breaking prosthetics – but it just doesn’t make the impact it strives to and loses its multitude of ‘messages’ in the jumble.  Essentially, six mini stories blended together within a time-shifting theme.  The problem is, no single story is particularly strong and if it wasn’t for the complex structure of the film – the weaknesses would be too quickly apparent.  I couldn’t help but focus on guessing the actor – but that wasn’t much of a challenge either!

The Bigger Boat:  1.5/5

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