Jackie Chan's 100th film is an epic war film that details the fall of the Qing Dynasty--and the violent rebellion that brought it down. With China split into warring factions and the starving citizens beginning to revolt, the ruling Qings are building a powerful army to quash any rebellion. But revolutionary leader Huang Xing (Chan) decides he must act before the Qing army becomes too powerful... and leads an increasingly desperate series of violent uprisings against the powerful Qings.
- Zhang Li, Jackie Chan
- Jackie Chan, Joan Chen, Lee Bing Bing, Jaycee Chan, Winston Chao
- Action and Adventure
What should be rousing stuff - a republic is born! the chains of feudalism thrown off! - remains a kind of lavishly illustrated history lesson.Rachel Saltz, New York Times, 10.06.2011
The revolutionaries who fought to free China from nearly 3,000 years of dynastic oppression deserve a worthier cinematic monument than 1911.Justin Chang, Variety, 10.04.2011
Chan has not injected any of his playful charm or physical virtuosity into Wang Xingdong's and Chen Baoguang's insipid, poorly structured screenplay.Maggie Lee, Hollywood Reporter, 10.03.2011
If the success of epic storytelling were determined by the sheer number of unnecessary on-screen name tags, 1911 would be a masterpiece. But the small matters of characterization, audience identification, and scene-making are entirely absent here.Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice, 10.04.2011