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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
The movie doesn't seem to know what it wants to say, unless it's to spark a debate about the pros and cons of faith and numerology.
Positive Role Models
The main character tries to protect his brother during a supernatural attack and shows some heroism, but he's thwarted by forces he doesn't understand.
Violence & Scariness
Guns are pulled, and one character is shot (though it's just a hallucination). A woman and a child die in a fire, in a dream (or flashback), and several minor characters die. The main character survives an (off-screen) car crash. Spooky ghosts and ghouls appear.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
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Infrequent swearing includes one use of "s--t," plus "goddamn."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters drink as a way of dealing with tense, scary situations. They take a few sips after an incident (from a flask, as well as a glass) but are never seen drunk. The main character is seen popping some kind of prescription pill every time he's in a tense situation.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that 11-11-11 is a cheap horror movie meant to cash in on the supposedly auspicious date of Nov. 11, 2011, though it's so bad and boring that it's unlikely to make much impact. The scares are fairly mild overall, with only a few ghosts and ghouls (looking like people dressed in Halloween gear). Guns are pulled, and a character is shot in a dream sequence. Some minor characters die. Language is infrequent but includes one use of "s--t." Characters drink from time to time after tense situations, and the main character pops prescription pills whenever he gets upset. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
The acting is sub-par, the plot is riddled with holes, and the scares are simply pathetic; they consist of grown people wearing Halloween masks jumping out of the shadows. Worst of all, the movie is excruciatingly boring; not even the scenes of research and discovery bring any chills. Not to mention that, now that 11/11/11 has passed without any doom, the movie is already obsolete.
Earlier in 2011, the director of the original Saw made a very good horror movie, Insidious, using suggestion and off-screen chills. Now, Darren Lynn Bousman, the director of Saw II, Saw III, and Saw IV, tries the same thing, with significantly lesser results. 11-11-11 smacks of being a quickie meant to cash in on a superstition behind a particular date and rushed into production to meet this deadline.
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