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After the tragic death of his wife and child, famed American author Joseph Crone travels from the United States to Barcelona, Spain to reunite with his estranged brother Samuel and dying father, Richard. However, fate has a different plan for Joseph as his life becomes plagued with strange happenings, and the constant sightings of the number 11. Curiosity quickly turns to obsession, and Joseph soon realizes that this number holds a horrific meaning not only to himself but possibly to all of religion. Isolated in a foreign country with only the support of his companion, Sadie, Joseph soon realizes that 11/11/11 is more than just a date, it's a WARNING! -- (C) Epic Pictures … More
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Critic Reviews for 11-11-11
If the ineffectiveness knob goes up to ten, this film manages to turn it up to you-know-what.
If only "11-11-11" had arrived a little closer to Thanksgiving - the turkey connection would have been entirely appropriate.
One and one (and one and one and one and one) never quite add up to two.
With 11-11-11, Darren Lynn Bousman is merely insulting the audience with this poor excuse for a plot and its ludicrous ending
With "11-11-11," [Bousman] is merely insulting the audience with this poor excuse for a plot and its ludicrous ending.
tries to hammer home the point that something awful is coming - although the viewer is never quite sure what.
11-11-11 has a few scary moments here and there, but it's mostly a flat, lifeless spiritual horror spin on The Number 23.
While not as offensively tawdry as recent release The Devil Inside, Bousman's film is strictly by-the-numbers horror fare.
Now that 11/11/11 has passed without any doom, the movie is already obsolete.
The film has the feel of something conceived and whipped together in very little time, perhaps to make its own built-in deadline.
Audience Reviews for 11-11-11
"What does it say about me that I find it much easier to believe in the Devil than I do in God?"
After the death of his wife and child, an author travels to Barcelona to see his estranged brother and dying father, where he learns that his life is plagued by events that occur on 11/11/11.
You may or may not have bought into the false advertising campaign that is targeting young horror fans who think that they are going to see some apocalyptic event that occurs on the 11-11-11. If you are part of this target group, I am telling you now that you will most certainly be disappointed. This film is a slow-paced, methodical character-driven piece about the conflict between faith-based ideologies. Don't be tricked into thinking that this is going to be some exciting or thrilling popcorn adventure in the same vein as some of the other high budget apocalyptic films out there. Director Darren Lynn Bousman has himself said that he wanted to explore his own spiritual beliefs and conceptions about existence through this film.
Due to its misleading nature, I feel that many people are going to rightfully flame this film in general. In my opinion it would have served better as a psychological drama about the descent of a rational man into madness. The twist would have been Joseph's self-realization that 11-11-11 has no meaning and it is just another number. Unfortunately the film favors a more unrealistic and perplexing ending that wasn't needed. There are however some redeemable qualities to the film such as the philosophical themes surrounding religion vs. society and also the talent of Timothy Gibbs to carry the film until the end despite many major flaws. I recommend that you watch this when it comes out on DVD so you can make up your own mind but I suggest that you consider the limitations of the budget (which couldn't have been more than $2 million).
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