Now before you pull out the nails and cross, hear me out. Cloud Atlas is nowhere near a good movie. It bites off far more than it can chew, and only a few of the several stories prove interesting. However, out of all the confused-seeming performers, Hanks holds his own handily. Particularly in his scenes with Halle Berry, he does a brilliant job of conveying the film’s message of interconnected lives. We can tell that he not only recognizes her but has deep rooted emotions for her that even he can’t understand. With that said, nobody can save a film so convoluted and occasionally flat out offensive, but Hanks grounds it into something a bit more human.