Cloud Atlas - 6.5/10.
I wanted transcendence, but what was meant to be a conceit is instead just a bunch of in-jokes. Hey, it's Halle Berry as an Asian Man! It's not about 'making the same mistakes over and over' or the necessity of kindness, if that was their intent. It's just a bunch of stories, some good, some okay. Ignoring that, it's fun to watch because some stories are good and hey, those in-jokes sure make me laugh!