:3.5/5 Review by Gavin Rasquniha Site:Times of India (TOI)
It's also pretty apparent that karma and deja vu play a big part in Atlas. This is because the whole cause-and-effect theory is used conveniently as the conceptual glue which holds this entire juggernaut of a movie together. It's also intelligently made: while the first half of the movie's stories progress forward, the second half goes somewhat backwards in history. There is some deadweight here.There are a few brief scenes that seem redundant. But what keeps this kaleidoscope of stories from becoming a glorified hodgepodge is clear, simple narration of what are essentially, several love stories. By the time the movie ends, you won't be left wondering about the message behind the movie.Tip-Off: You will not like this film if you do not like epic dramas with multiple storylines.
Ratings:2.5/5 Review by Avneet Ghai Site:BookMyShow
Cloud Atlas tells the tale of six stories over 3 long hours. Most of which would be considered fairly ordinary but when they’re chopped up and swirled together, some of you will find it hypnotic, others incomprehensible.The actors are fantastic. Grant is good in his cameos. Roles are all challenging as they cross race, gender, age—everything! They are cast without discrimination. You’ll either be up in Cloud Atlas reveling in each century as the connections slowly unfold or be impatient. I was both. The movie didn’t work for me but I’m fascinated as to why. Verdict: Six convoluted stories to cloud your brain!