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Eleven Minutes (2008)



Critic Consensus: Eleven Minutes makes for a decent fashion world primer, but is likely to appeal mostly to Project Runway diehards.

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The documentary Eleven Minutes catches up with Jay McCarroll, winner of the first season of the Bravo reality series Project Runway, to see how his career in fashion design has been impacted by the show.


Critic Reviews for Eleven Minutes

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (15)

McCarroll is as cocky and cantankerous as he is compelling, which leads to a glut of histrionic moments, including spectacular scuffles with his publicists and his staff.

Full Review… | April 2, 2009
Chicago Tribune
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McCarroll comes off as a likable and talented guy, amazingly calm as the Big Moment arrives and the guy making his models' shoes is nowhere to be found.

Full Review… | March 6, 2009
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Even if you've never heard of Project Runway, the battle between art and wicked compromise never goes out of style.

Full Review… | February 25, 2009
Rolling Stone
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The dynamics of fashioning low-end fashion are amusing but a little of McCarroll goes a long way.

Full Review… | February 24, 2009
Christian Science Monitor
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For general audiences, it could use a bit of, ahem, tailoring - taking in here and there.

Full Review… | February 20, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
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Though this is the rare documentary that admirably admits recording "reality" on film actually shapes how people behave under the camera's gaze, I think Eleven Minutes is going to appeal mostly to hard-core fashionistas.

Full Review… | February 20, 2009
New York Post
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Audience Reviews for Eleven Minutes


I'm a huge fan of Project Runway, but not much of a fan of its very first winner, Jay McCarroll. Still I appreciated this doc's goal of showing the ongoing battle between artistic integrity and commercial viability.

Manny Casillas
Manny Casillas

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