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Cloud Atlas


Oct 26, 2012

Latest Home Video

May 14, 2013

MPAA Rating



Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski


Tom Hanks
Halle Berry
Jim Broadbent
Hugh Grant
Hugo Weaving


2012 Warner Brothers Studios

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Still shot from the movie: Cloud Atlas.

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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.


In this epic production, the same group of actors (including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Jim Broadbent) plays various characters from different times and places. Yet their lives are somehow link together, their hopes and dreams reincarnated from one generation to another. This ambitious script is based on a book by David Mitchell.

Content Details

Why Is Cloud Atlas Rated R?

Cloud Atlas is rated R for violence, language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Cloud Atlas...

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent non-graphic violence.

- Frequent explicit violence with realistic detail, blood and tissue damage.

- Detailed disturbing scenes.

- Gory and grotesque images.

- Frequent portrayals of hand-to-hand conflict and weapons use with blood and some detail shown.

Sexual Content:

- Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity, shown with breast/buttock nudity and some detail.

- Infrequent breast and buttock nudity in a non-sexual context.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Simulated sexual activity.

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Fondling.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

- Infrequent use of scatological slang, profanity, ethno-cultural slurs, and vulgar expressions.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco use

- Substance abuse.

Extra info about this movie

Learn more about novelist David Mitchell here:

Check out the book Cloud Atlas here:

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Cloud Atlas.

Tom Hanks plays another character that passes through many historically significant moments in Forrest Gump. Halle Berry had a role in the multi-story movie New Years Eve. And Jim Broadbent gets drawn into a parallel universe in Inkheart.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

14A Sexually Suggestive Scene, Violence.
AB 14A Sexual Content, Violence, Coarse Language.
MB 14A Brutal Violence, Disturbing Content, Coarse Language.
ON 14A Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Graphic Violence.
QC 13+

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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Details on home video releases of Cloud Atlas...

Cloud Atlas will release to home video on May 14, 2013,  in a Combo Pack: Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy.

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Bob_H199 says: Nov. 20, 2012

My wife and I walked out after 30 minutes. My wife wanted to walk out after 10 minutes. Nonsensical violence for its own sake. It seemed as if Hollywood wanted to push every outrageous psychic button they could find. Too much blood. Too much mean, degrading imposition of one human upon another. I’m just glad we left before the pet dog was killed (per other reviews). I really regret not having researched the reviews more thoroughly, though many are misleading. This movie is not suitable for any age. Spend your money elsewhere!!!

PS I’ve only walked out of 3 movies in over 60 years of viewing films!

Cliff says: Dec. 17, 2012

I would like to 2nd Bob’s remarks. This movie begs you to follow along through every possible anti-moral scene in the hope you will see how it resolves in the end. I and my family could not take it, feeling offended at every turn, unsure when it would be safe to once again look at the screen as it hopped from time-frame to time-frame. I ususally enjoy movies with Tom Hanks and the pre-views looked stunning. However, like the prior comment: I wish I would have checked the reviews first before subjecting myself and family to this one.  We walked out after 40 minutes, wishing I had done so much much sooner.

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