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Eleven Minutes Reviews

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
February 21, 2009
A well-edited and moderately fascinating documentary lacking in truly illuminating and profound insights.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Nick Schager
The Screengrab
February 18, 2009
A severely limited affair, one whose appeal will likely be relegated to those already familiar with McCarroll's prior escapades.
Mark Peikert
New York Press
February 18, 2009
Eventually, the film stops being an entertaining look at what goes on behind-the-scenes at one designer's headquarters prior to Fashion Week and just becomes frustrating.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
February 19, 2009
What is meant to be a no-holds-barred exploration of the creative process often comes across more like the tiresome Confessions of a Reality TV Darling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
February 20, 2009
Reveals the fundamental silliness of fashion.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 20, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Paul Schrodt
Slant Magazine
February 14, 2009
A movie for Project Runway obsessives only.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
February 19, 2009
Although the movie isn't without merit, it's all Jay, all the time, and that gets a little old.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
February 20, 2009
For general audiences, it could use a bit of, ahem, tailoring - taking in here and there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Harvey S. Karten
February 5, 2009
Some would call the rotund designer charismatic, but I say that this documentary should have gone on only as long as its title.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
February 24, 2009
The dynamics of fashioning low-end fashion are amusing but a little of McCarroll goes a long way.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
February 19, 2009
Like its subject, whose designs were partly inspired by hot-air balloons, this documentary, by Michael Selditch and Rob Tate, sometimes seems buoyant to the point of weightlessness. It can also be fawning, but it's far from hot air.
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
February 20, 2009
A decent behind-the-scenes look at the fashion world, a serviceable primer on what it takes to conceive, execute and present a collection and a diverting introduction to an entertaining personality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
February 18, 2009
Charming and unexpectedly perceptive.
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Alexis Loinaz
Chicago Tribune
April 2, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Edward Douglas
February 19, 2009
The process for putting on a high-profile fashion show seems endlessly fascinating even if it's hard to find reason to care about Jay McCarroll as the film's central subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Chris Barsanti
March 3, 2009
...a more real piece of work than one would expect.
| Original Score: 3/5
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
March 7, 2009
Jay McCarroll is surprisingly endearing in a familiar fashion doc.
February 19, 2009
A superbly crafted, bargain-budget documentary that profiles a fascinating underdog and skillfully explores the troubled territory between reality TV and reality.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
February 25, 2009
Even if you've never heard of Project Runway, the battle between art and wicked compromise never goes out of style.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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