Finally, what sinks “Cloud Atlas” is not the largeness of its ambitions but the lack of skill it displays in terms of writing, directing and acting. Earthbound when it wants to be soaring, striving for a kind of profundity that is out of its grasp, this is simply not the film everyone hoped it would be.
Damn. I read this last year for a class on the apocalypse, and have really been hoping for positive reviews.
At least Les Miserables doesn’t look terrible.