Eleven Minutes
Eleven Minutes (2008)

The documentary Eleven Minutes catches up with Jay McCarroll, winner of the first season of the Bravo reality series Project Runway, to see how his career in fashion design has been impacted by the show.

Rated: R
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Release Date: April 5, 2008
DVD Release Date: February 23, 2010
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Eleven Minutes makes for a decent fashion world primer, but is likely to appeal mostly to Project Runway diehards.

Alexis Loinaz
Chicago Tribune

McCarroll is as cocky and cantankerous as he is compelling, which leads to a glut of histrionic moments, including spectacular scuffles with his publicists and his staff.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

The dynamics of fashioning low-end fashion are amusing but a little of McCarroll goes a long way.

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Richard Knight
Windy City Times

Jay McCarroll is surprisingly endearing in a familiar fashion doc.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

McCarroll comes off as a likable and talented guy, amazingly calm as the Big Moment arrives and the guy making his models' shoes is nowhere to be found.

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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle

For general audiences, it could use a bit of, ahem, tailoring - taking in here and there.

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Chris Barsanti

...a more real piece of work than one would expect.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Even if you've never heard of Project Runway, the battle between art and wicked compromise never goes out of style.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Though this is the rare documentary that admirably admits recording "reality" on film actually shapes how people behave under the camera's gaze, I think Eleven Minutes is going to appeal mostly to hard-core fashionistas.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A well-edited and moderately fascinating documentary lacking in truly illuminating and profound insights.

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