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11-11-11 Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    26

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 30

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Robert Abele

    If only 11-11-11 had arrived a little closer to Thanksgiving - the turkey connection would have been entirely appropriate.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Variety

    One and one (and one and one and one and one) never quite add up to two in Darren Lynn Bousman's 11-11-11, a rather anemic entry in the biblical-prophecy horror subgenre.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    After multiple "Saw" franchise releases, writer-director Darren Lynn Bousman goes it alone for 11-11-11, with at best tepid results elaborating an unconvincing premise.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

Supposedly timely horror movie is dull, meaningless.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that 11-11-11 is a cheap horror movie meant to cash in on the supposedly auspicious date of Nov. 11, 2011, though it's so bad and boring that it's unlikely to make much impact. The scares are fairly mild overall, with only a few ghosts and ghouls (looking like people dressed in Halloween gear). Guns are pulled, and a character is shot in a dream sequence. Some minor characters die. Language is infrequent but includes one use of "s--t." Characters drink from time to time after tense situations, and the main character pops prescription pills whenever he gets upset.

  • Families can talk about the movie's violence and scares. How did they make you feel? Was any of it shocking? How do production values impact the effect of a movie's scary scenes?
  • Does the movie play on real-life fears, or is it pure fantasy?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: The movie doesn't seem to know what it wants to say, unless it's to spark a debate about the pros and cons of faith and numerology.

  • rolemodels true1

    Role models: The main character tries to protect his brother during a supernatural attack and shows some heroism, but he's thwarted by forces he doesn't understand.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Guns are pulled, and one character is shot (though it's just a hallucination). A woman and a child die in a fire, in a dream (or flashback), and several minor characters die. The main character survives an (off-screen) car crash. Spooky ghosts and ghouls appear.

  • sex false0

    Sex: Minor flirting.

  • language false2

    Language: Infrequent swearing includes one use of "s--t," plus "goddamn."

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false2

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Characters drink as a way of dealing with tense, scary situations. They take a few sips after an incident (from a flask, as well as a glass) but are never seen drunk. The main character is seen popping some kind of prescription pill every time he's in a tense situation.

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