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11 Flowers Reviews

February 22, 2013
More sensitive than disaffected, too gentle to resonate more than mildly.
February 22, 2013
The movie lingers in the mind, largely because director Wang Xiaoshuai's theme is poignant and classic: The more a child perceives of what the adults around him are doing, the more childhood slips away.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 21, 2013
Poised on the brink of sexual awareness and the waning of the Cultural Revolution, an 11-year-old boy struggles to interpret the signals from his changing body and an increasingly confusing world.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 21, 2013
Wang Xiaoshuai's gently engrossing coming-of-age tale isn't strikingly unique, but it does possess the heartfelt confidence that comes from autobiographical influence - and natural talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 20, 2013
Mildly resonant, if not revelatory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 19, 2013
An absorbing coming-of-age drama set during the waning stage of China's Cultural Revolution, 11 Flowers takes its place among Wang Xiaoshuai's finest films.
May 22, 2012
Carefully framed, as though not to break the spell, Wang Xiaoshuai's young actors wander about familiar streets, unaware of the great wind of history.