Jim Broadbent and Tom Hanks in Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski's "Cloud Atlas" (2012)

Cloud Atlas (2012) Written and directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski. Jim Broadbent as Timothy Cavendish and Tom Hanks as Dermot Hoggins.

Cavendish: What is a critic but one who reads quickly, arrogantly, but never wisely?

9 Responses to “Cloud Atlas (2012)”

  1. There are many that love this film deeply. I certainly will be checking it out again in the very near future.

  2. I think the quote is spot on for many book reviewers, but I’m unsure about film reviewers. It’s true they watch a lot of film, but they also rewatch a lot of stuff, no? Or is that only us movie bloggers? xD

    I included Cloud Atlas in my Top12 films.

  3. best story in the film is this one

  4. I think Broadbent was my favorite, but I’d be hesitant to pick a fav story because they’re all improved by each other.

  5. Amy, I chose it precisely because I think film reviewers were too quick to dismiss it.

    Sam, I don’t begrudge you for disliking Cloud Atlas, certainly you’re not alone, but I will hold this film above Les Miserables any day of the week! :)

  6. I saw Les Mis this weekend! I can’t dismiss it completely, but I felt more for it than I did watching Lincoln or Beasts. Of all the nominees for BP this year, I’m only on board with two: Argo and Life of Pi. I feel so disappointed with film, more so than any other year. It makes me sad because I used to be so excited during this time of year.

  7. I’d be thrilled if Life of Pi broke through and won. I’d be fine if Argo wins, but I feel like it’s a little shallow. I’ll be actively pissed if SLP wins.

  8. SLP is the third best candidate IMO. I went into seeing it with low expectations and ended up liking it a lot. But then again, I liked The Fighter, which you didn’t like. I don’t think SLP will win because of its genre at any rate.

    Just like Amy, I’d root more for Argo or Life of Pi. I’m on the fence with SLP, Django and ZDT. Haven’t seen Amour yet, but I didn’t like Lincoln, Miserables or Beasts at all.

  9. SLP was better than The Fighter. I have to be clear, I DO like SLP, I just don’t think it’s very deep.

    Lincoln for the win!

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