The 11th Hour (2007)



Critic Consensus: Well-researched and swimming in scientific data, this global warming documentary offers some practical and wide-ranging solutions to our climate crisis.

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"The 11th Hour" is the last moment when change is possible. The film explores how we've arrived at this moment -- how we live, how we impact the earth's ecosystems, and what we can do to change our course. Featuring ongoing dialogues of experts from all over the world, including former Soviet Prime Minister Mikhail Gorbachev, renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, former head of the CIA R. James Woolsey and sustainable design experts William McDonough and Bruce Mau in addition to over 50 leading … More

Rating: PG (for some mild disturbing images and thematic elements)
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Leila Conners Petersen, Nadia Conners, Leonardo DiCaprio
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 8, 2008
Box Office: $0.6M
Warner Independent Pictures - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for The 11th Hour

All Critics (100) | Top Critics (36)

It's not a movie with a lot of answers, but The 11th Hour does push the debate further down the road.

Full Review… | September 13, 2007
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

No matter what time it is in the grand, cosmic scheme of things, The 11th Hour arrives about a day late and an eco-dollar short of An Inconvenient Truth

Full Review… | August 31, 2007
San Jose Mercury News
Top Critic

For all its scare tactics, The 11th Hour simply isn't that compelling, and we're talking about the end of the world here.

August 31, 2007
Miami Herald
Top Critic

The movie needed to reflect its own lesson: Less would have been more.

Full Review… | August 31, 2007
Denver Post
Top Critic

The montage rolls inexorably forward, pitched somewhere between Koyaanisqatsi and An Inconvenient Truth.

Full Review… | April 28, 2011
East Bay Express

As much as for what it says, the film is important for how it says it, in a manner that is easy to understand and hard to ignore.

Full Review… | October 23, 2009

Audience Reviews for The 11th Hour


Informative. Loved the cinematography.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer


It's our generation that gets to change the world... forever.

Good and important documentary about mostly earth, global warming and a few more things that are very important in our species. This documentary is mostly informative and despite the fragmented expositions of its well-meaning interview subjects, it offers hope and a heroic sense of optimism that we can still do something about the issue.

This first appeared on I applaud Leonardo DiCaprios effort to co-write and co-produce this Al Gore-style environmental warning film. I agree with his views and those espoused by the never-ending parade of speakers about the need to address the environmental collapse that threatens to destroy our way of life, and indeed our very lives, however, I think he really could have found a better way to express these views. His heart is in the right place, but Leo, my friend, heart aint enough. He has some interesting speakers but repetition might help study for a biology exam, but it doesnt do much for entertainment.

Pack the bags, honey! Were going on a guilt trip. Al gore took us on one of these, as well, but at least he gave some amusement along the way and offered an upbeat optimistic ending that made us believe that it wasnt too late to save the whales, the tigers and all of those little humans running around ( I kind of like them). Here we are offered a parade of authors, scientists and environmental leaders telling us over and over again that we better get moving. Some solutions are looked at and those are always good to see, but a little entertainment value would have gone a long way.

Dry, but not a bad documentary, and certainly a topic that does need to driven (ummm, or commuted on a high speed electric train) into our consciousness a couple more times at least. A little more imagination and variety would have helped out here. I know that guys like Leo and Gore like to think they are persuading, but really they are mostly preaching to the choir, (will George Bush see this film? Im guessing not - probably thinks its left wing pinko propaganda) so at least at least give us a chuckle or two along with our sermon. Still, celebrities and politicians see the publics will through box office receipts, so please see this movie.

Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

This movie is a documentary of the change in our world and the consequences of the industrial revolution on our environment. There are detailed accounts from experts in the field. It is also narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, who brings the 11th hour to light. It's not too late to change our ways to save the environment.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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