Cloud Atlas parents guide

Cloud Atlas Parent Guide

Release date October 26, 2012

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.

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

Run Time: 164 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Cloud Atlas rated R? Cloud Atlas is rated R by the MPAA for violence, language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use.

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.

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News About "Cloud Atlas"

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Cast and Crew

Cloud Atlas is directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski and stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Cloud Atlas movie is May 14, 2013. Here are some details…

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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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.