The 11th Hour Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
April 28, 2011
The montage rolls inexorably forward, pitched somewhere between Koyaanisqatsi and An Inconvenient Truth.
Mike Scott
October 23, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kam Williams
April 6, 2008
A cautionary tale sounding the alarm that we're close to the tipping point of wholesale ecological disaster, if not already irreversibly past it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 4, 2008
...feels like something we've all seen and heard before.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
March 18, 2008
A heavy dose of hysteria along with copious scientific data means that, even at 90 minutes, it can feel unwieldy and quite overwhelming. Still, if you're able to handle the pace, it is in the end, a positive eye-opener.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Helen OHara
Empire Magazine
February 15, 2008
Too scattershot to land any effective punches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
September 22, 2007
While it's a well-constructed doc, full of relevant information and geared toward those people who still might be fence-sitters on the subject, there's something missing... a sense of maddened outrage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Adam Fendelman
September 21, 2007
On a subject as grand as the planet, we need expert testimony. That's what The 11th Hour delivers. Finally. The film's power is its objective and authoritative declarations.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 19, 2007
What is there to say about The 11th Hour? There's absolutely nothing wrong with it. It does exactly what it sets out to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
September 14, 2007
...deserves credit for passion and good intentions...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 14, 2007
It's almost an eco-message companion piece to the recent Iraq documentary, 'No End in Sight': It relies on the strength and logic of its arguments rather than on appeals to emotion or partisanship to make its points.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 14, 2007
...feels soft and flashy, a visual tour of a coming apocalypse (what's the story of the polar bear wandering through what looked like a burning garbage dump?) that regrettably seems to have no faith in its presumptive audience's attention span.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 13, 2007
It's not a movie with a lot of answers, but The 11th Hour does push the debate further down the road.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Thomason
Orlando Weekly
September 13, 2007
The arguments the movie presents are powerful, necessary and, most importantly, underexplored by an increasingly distracted mainstream media.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
September 6, 2007
Differentiates itself from others in the focusing on the big picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 5, 2007
As a PSA, The 11th Hour is an extremely important work, but as a motion picture, it's ripe for recycling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Beth Accomando
September 2, 2007
After all the doom and gloom, they do offer rays of hope in the intelligent designs of architects and designers who suggest that remedies may lie in creating eco-friendly structures. The fascinating innovation served up here should have been what the bulk
| Original Score: 6/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 1, 2007
Felt like a college lecture more than a cinema experience, but is essential viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
August 31, 2007
The 11th Hour presents its argument clearly: Disregarding the planetary repercussions of human behavior, or rather misbehavior, holds tragic consequences.
| Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
August 31, 2007
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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