• Released
  • October 7, 2011
  • (Limited 10/7)
  • R , 2 hr 5 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Art House/Foreign
  • 16 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: China's Huang Xing becomes one of the leaders in his country's revolt against the Qing Dynasty.

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New York Post

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

San Francisco Chronicle

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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...
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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...
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40

Movieline

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Rated R | For War violence