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The 11th Hour Reviews

January 24, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 24, 2012
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 22, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 2/6
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
August 31, 2007
For all its scare tactics, The 11th Hour simply isn't that compelling, and we're talking about the end of the world here.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 31, 2007
The movie needed to reflect its own lesson: Less would have been more.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 30, 2007
As a call to action, it's sincere but flawed, and as an inquiry into humankind's bafflingly self-destructive tendencies, it scarcely scratches the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 30, 2007
It's like sitting through a college lecture and knowing with gripping dread that you're going to be quizzed on all of this afterward.
August 24, 2007
The shadowy photography of the interviewees lends an ominous tone to nearly every scene, but what they're saying is often pragmatic and helpful.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 24, 2007
An Inconvenient Truth was short on how to make life better. It rushed through a list of 'what to do next' offerings in the film's last few minutes. Here is where The 11th Hour shines.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 24, 2007
Consistent with the film's occasionally hippy-dippy tone, DiCaprio speaks about human beings engaging in a willed 'evolution in consciousness,' which sounds a little too desperate to be comforting.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 24, 2007
If Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth was a warning, The 11th Hour is the red alert.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 24, 2007
The film lacks both the personality and central figure (as well as the all-important sense of humor) that made last year's similar An Inconvenient Truth so watchable.
August 24, 2007
It benefits the most by providing good advice and an abundance of well-considered ideas from forward thinkers of all stripes and persuasions who refuse to give up hope.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 24, 2007
The filmmakers take pains not to foster fatalistic gloom, concentrating on some of the progressive solutions still available to us.
August 24, 2007
This movie, for all its noble intentions, is a bore. Rent An Inconvenient Truth instead. Even if you've already seen it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 24, 2007
The movie says we have to get back to the garden before complacency and ignorance hasten our demise. This is a hard argument to make without sounding kooky, but the documentary is too dire to turn dippy, cheesy, or sentimental.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 23, 2007
The picture almost beats its theme to death -- the first hour is enough -- but the imaginative designers dreaming up a cleaner future end this Cassandra cry on an upbeat note.
August 23, 2007
If it gets people thinking about which light bulbs they buy and their current gas mileage and such, then it's good to have it in the world. It is, however, a panicky blur as documentaries go.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 20, 2007
A sobering look at the astounding changes in our planet over the last generation -- and the bleak future that awaits us if we don't get our act together.
August 17, 2007
The 11th Hour is slick and passionate, but neither persuasive nor helpful; it's a headache of a film directed like an Errol Morris project, but with half the substance. It's clearly preaching to the choir, but even they may find it off-key.
Read More | Original Score: D
August 17, 2007
An unnerving, surprisingly affecting documentary about our environmental calamity [that] is such essential viewing.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
August 17, 2007
If you get through the first hour without slitting your throat, the cautiously optimistic last third offers some intriguing options.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 16, 2007
It is unabashedly a documentary of talking heads, but it works.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 16, 2007
If you still need an argument about global warming, the documentary -- makes a good one.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 16, 2007
A haunting, elegiac history of how human beings have brought the planet to the edge of a precipice, and call upon an impressive array of thinkers to discuss how, and whether, we can avoid the abyss that waits below.
August 16, 2007
The 11th Hour is ultimately a triumph of redemptive ideas that DiCaprio -- God bless his celebrity -- may finally succeed in transporting from the environmental fringe to the mainstream moviegoing audience.
August 16, 2007
Unusually undisguised leftism. The scare montages are--I'm not making this up--very similar to one shown in last year's remake of The Omen.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
August 15, 2007
Alternately impassioned, despairing, edifying, and hectoring about all the ways humans are screwing up the earth in a death rattle of hubris.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 14, 2007
A cautionary eco-doc so earnest and moth-eaten it should properly be seen on filmstrip during fourth-period social studies.
August 13, 2007
The 11th Hour, directed and written by Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners, mixes in enough hard science to make the Deepak Chopra New Age flummery less easy to snicker at.
May 20, 2007
11th Hour presents the viewer with reams of depressing data, loads of hand-wringing about the woeful state of humanity and, finally, some altogether fascinating ideas about how to go about solving the climate crisis.