Cloud Atlas

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Enormous scale and spectacle, but weak characters, story.

R 2012 172 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 12+

A spectacle that will transcend modern bad taste

This film beautifully captivates being human connections, emotions and history in a cinematic masterpiece (you will not get bored) while making you think about your place in it. Personally I think it's important for younger people to watch as it really gives you a sense of wonder in our modern age of sceptism. Please ignore the terrible reviews given by this terrible website and watch it.

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age 18+

Waste of time

Do homework instead.

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