Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    G: General.

  • The pitch:

    The magic of the Cirque du Soleil Big Tent spectacularly realised on the magic of the big screen.

  • Starring:

    Erica Linz, Igor Zaripov, Lutz Halbhubner, John Clarke, Dallas Barnett

  • Directed by:

    Andrew Adamson

  • Running time:

    91 minutes

  • Rated:

    G (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)


    Staged fighting sequence involving masked and tattooed men attacking with fists and fighting poles (obviously theatrical). A man is seen bound by chains and ropes. People fall from a moving platform to their (apparent) deaths. A trapeze artist hurtles toward the ground. Unknown worlds reveal strange, mildly frightening creatures. A man is zapped by the hot wok'o power. Brick buildings are demolished; falling bricks and debris rains down on performers. Ghostly apparitions and haunting puppetry is seen. Blood/gore: Skeletal costumes with flesh, bone and muscular tissue peeking through are worn.


    A brief kiss is seen between two performers. Nudity: Performers wear activity-appropriate costumes, some of which are nude-coloured and/or extremely skimpy.






    Fantasy, magic, discovery, shattering realism, acrobatics, contortion, gymnastics, choreography, visual splendour, awe, imagination, delight, illusion.


    HIDDEN EXTRAS: Clowns, mimes, heights, tumbling, falling, other-worldly setting. Circus acts: Contortionists, trapeze artists, trampolinists, the Wheel of Death.


    The film is visually stunning. Performances are breath-taking. At times so much is happening on the screen that you barely know which way to look. Errors and mistakes are included in the final cut in keeping with the nature of live performance.


    Very little dialogue and a weak storyline. Unusual use of soundtrack. Audience isn't invited behind-the-scenes. Some of the action is filmed a little too closely. Narrative premise is not compelling.

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