11 Flowers
11 Flowers (2013)

One of China's foremost Sixth Generation directors, Wang Xiaoshuai (Beijing Bicycle, Shanghai Dreams) tells a striking, autobiographical coming-of-age tale set in the final days of China's Cultural Revolution. Eleven-year-old Wang… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 22, 2013
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

More sensitive than disaffected, too gentle to resonate more than mildly.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Wang Xiaoshuai's gently engrossing coming-of-age tale isn't strikingly unique, but it does possess the heartfelt confidence that comes from autobiographical influence - and natural talent.

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Clayton Davis

A classy, poignant tale that resonates loudly and enchants the most tender parts of the human soul.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

The movie lingers in the mind, largely because director Wang Xiaoshuai's theme is poignant and classic: The more a child perceives of what the adults around him are doing, the more childhood slips away.

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David Fear
Time Out

Mildly resonant, if not revelatory.

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Mike Scott

A richly directed and historically credible film that -- with its sense of time and place -- ends up functioning as fascinating and poignant temporal travelogue.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Poised on the brink of sexual awareness and the waning of the Cultural Revolution, an 11-year-old boy struggles to interpret the signals from his changing body and an increasingly confusing world.

Justin Chang

An absorbing coming-of-age drama set during the waning stage of China's Cultural Revolution, 11 Flowers takes its place among Wang Xiaoshuai's finest films.

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Louis Proyect

This brilliant coming-of-age story should demonstrate that Americans should be hacking Chinese computers to steal intellectual property and not the other way around--especially Hollywood.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
On the way to work in a neighboring town, Wang(Wang Jinchun), an actor, gives his 11-year old son, Han(Liu Wenquing), a ride part of the way on his bicycle to… More