1911 (2011)

At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have made matters worse, not better. The ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 7, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 10, 2012
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Critic Score: 8% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

The Revolution will not be televised, Gil Scott-Heron once sang. Nor should it be filmed, we might add -- at least not as a costume drama with stirring speeches, an inspirational love story and gloriously heroic military charges.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

Packed with so many characters and subtitled history lessons it barely allows its excellent main cast room to maneuver.

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Richard Haridy

1911 meanders through its interminable two-hour running time with a collection of scenes that feel more like liner notes from a history book than an actual screenplay.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Earnest and studious to a fault. Rarely has a film about upheaval felt more like a textbook.

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Rachel Saltz
New York Times

What should be rousing stuff - a republic is born! the chains of feudalism thrown off! - remains a kind of lavishly illustrated history lesson.

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Rob Vaux

A haphazard grab-bag of context-free fight scenes, cardboard characters and constant title cards explaining key details that the film itself can't reveal in any other way.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

May be slow going for anyone not well-versed in this chapter of Chinese history.

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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

With "1911,'' art direction speaks louder than words.

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Tony Medley
Tolucan Times

...this long, boring, convoluted, confusing, feeble, disgraceful film is nothing more than a clumsy Chinese Communist attempt to paint Sun Yat sen, a freedom-lover, as an early Communist.

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Chris Weber
Co-directed by and featuring Jackie Chan (in what was apparently his 100th film), this is a sweeping historical epic about the 1911 Revolution, released during… More
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Jackie Chan presents 1911, a gripping historical drama that explores an interesting chapter in world history. At the turn of the century China stands on the… More
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Even though this was advertised as Jackie Chan 100th film, it's a movie truly unworthy to be called that. With Jackie Chan changing the world of Martial… More