• Released
  • October 7, 2011
  • (Limited 10/7)
  • R , 2 hr 5 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Art House/Foreign
50

New York Post

Sweeping, if exhausting, historical epic set at the turn of the 20th century.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
If 1911 doesn't impress as historical spectacle, neither does it rank high as a Jackie Chan film.
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50

Los Angeles Times

Throughout 1911 the sense of dutiful intentions blocks any building momentum. When an English-speaking character appears to declare that history is being made, it only underlines the obvious.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Chan, though, is very good in an all-dramatic role as a rebel general. There's lots of battle scenes, well-filmed, but only one martial arts scene. It seems out of place, but is most welcome nonetheless.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

Chan has not injected any of his playful charm or physical virtuosity into Wang Xingdong's and Chen Baoguang's insipid, poorly structured screenplay.
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40

Movieline

1911 isn't propaganda but more a relentless, serious, fiercely nationalistic bit of historical mythmaking.
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40

Time Out New York

By Nick Schager
The star and co-director appears hopelessly out of place, trapped in a variety of awkward-fitting uniforms while forced to offer up laughably obvious battlefield advice ("Avoid gunfire!").
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This drama, as traditional as its subject was epochal, is earnest and studious to a fault. Rarely has a film about upheaval felt more like a textbook.
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38

Slant Magazine

By Bill Weber
Adhering to what is apparently a formula for national superproductions, 1911 throws dates and names on the screen with unceasing speed and frequent irrelevance -- gratuitously identifying a walk-on as "German diplomat."
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38

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
It swoops, it pans, it noses around. The camerawork is almost as agitated as the editing. The directors seem to be trying to compensate for all the speechifying with as much random motion as possible.
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37 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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