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5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14

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  1. Oct 18, 2011
    4
    The first half of the movie, with violence, uprisings, and battles is a blast. Unfortunately, when things settle down into politics it takes a nosedive. There is no character development whatsoever, one minute they show a character that seems interested and conflicted, then they do a cut of two days later where's completely convinced of the right thing to do. That's about the whole second part of the movie. People arguing/deciding stuff, with the interesting character development only happening offscreen. I would have given the movie a better score if they shaved off the really painful final 30 minutes off of it. Expand
  2. Feb 5, 2013
    2
    -overly focused on listing historical names, events, arguments -grandiose statements and undeveloped characters created shallow unbelievable personal interactions
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37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Bill Weber
    Oct 10, 2011
    38
    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."
  2. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Oct 7, 2011
    50
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Oct 7, 2011
    40
    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.