PEAKING: Tom Hanks is on top form in Cloud Atlas, a near three-hour bout of cinematic escapism that also stars such talents as Halle Berry, James D'Arcy, Ben Whishaw and Jim Broadbent.
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Alison Rowat enjoys a collection of tales that is madly entertaining
Dirs: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
With: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Ben Whishaw
Running time: 171 minutes
WHILE engaged in the near three-hour whirl across time and place that is Cloud Atlas, words such as "mystical", "audacious" and "labyrinthine" might soar and burst like comets in your mind. Others may prefer a term that featured in the Olympics opening ceremony: bonkers.
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