‘Cloud Atlas:’ Even after two viewings, Roger Ebert mystified

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Cloud Atlas, the film adaptation of a David Mitchell novel previously called “impossible” to make into a movie, has stumped one of the best and most outspoken film critics alive.

On his Chicago Sun-Times blog, critic Roger Ebert covers a huge swath of pop culture. But he turned to the blog for a discussion of Cloud Atlas because he wanted comments from his readers on the film, which he calls “a demonstration of the magical, dreamlike qualities of the cinema.”

In a mystified, helpless tone, Ebert describes the film and simultaneously throws up his hands at a film beyond explanation.

See the story on Roger Ebert’s Journal, Ebert’s Chicago Sun-Times blog.