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Critic Reviews for 11:14
A rambling, incoherent quasi-ensemble picture with no clear or concise point in sight...
anatomises a moment in time when smalltown idiocy suffers the most surreally awful repercussions of cause and effect.
Enjoyable, smartly directed comedy thriller with a clever script and engaging performances from its ensemble cast.
Fast and fairly engaging ... but in the end it feels a bit pointless.
Audience Reviews for 11:14
This movie still stands up to repeat viewings. Have watched it a few times over the years and always find it interesting and clever (even though the characters definitely aren't). Hillary Swank has the most sympathetic role. The rest aren't terribly likeable, which I guess is why you don't care too much when bad things happen to them. Good early role for Rachael Leigh Cook also, although she's also pretty horrible (the character, that is).
Terrible story about terrible, stupid people who do stupid, terrible things.
This film depicts individual stories that lead to a horrific accident in a small town. In the post-Tarantino (Pulp Fiction specifically) age, films like 11:14 take what Tarantino did for storytelling and go the next step. What 11:14 lacks is Pulp Fiction's profundity, but the cleverness of the script and the reliance on its audience's intelligence are both strong qualities of this film. Indeed, although by the end of the film, I thought that the story amounted to nothing extraordinary, I nevertheless thought that this is the next step in playing with time and throwing a curveball to linear story construction. The performances are all strong, but there's nothing break-out. The characterizations are off-beat and mildly humorous though they lack depth -- a result of the film spending such a short amount of time with each person. Overall, it's clever and fun and worth watching even if 11:14 doesn't produce much more than a shrug by the final moment.
|Jack:||Well, I wouldn't say I'm drunk...|
|Norma:||You'll burn for what you did to my daughter!|
|Tim:||It's not like this is great fucking literature or anything. I'm doing the world a favor.|
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