4 December 2012 2:28 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Well, you can't have the best of the year without the worst, and while Cahiers Du Cinema got the ball rolling on the top films of the year, Time Magazine has dropped their rundown of the worst. And topping it all? The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer's "Cloud Atlas." To be certain, the movie was divisive, and even among The Playlist there were wildly differing opinions. Meanwhile, a European distributor said last month that maybe the movie was too smart for American audiences. But the new-agey, we're-all-connected motif didn't jibe with Mary Pols, who wrote that the conceit of the film was so much like "bong-fueled conversations I had in college that I almost ordered a Domino’s pizza afterward." She also thought for all the razzle dazzle, it was a "bloated fantasia of special effects and makeup wizardry." Ouch. Check out her best of the worst below, and as always, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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