Exactly what is Cloud Atlas? That would be telling, but it’s a mystery well worth making the journey to discover. It’s certainly one of the most ambitious tales to be tackled on the big screen in recent memory; a sprawling, staggering epic that steadfastly refuses to collapse under its own weight, despite a near-three hour running time. On the contrary, it dances through its multiple plots and time periods with a lightness that belies its complexity. It’s unlikely to shift The Matrix from the top spot of most people’s favourite Wachowski films, but it’s almost certainly bound to reward multiple viewings, something you’ll be keen to do as soon as possible.
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