1911 Revolution

1911 Revolution

fall of the last empire

DVD - 2011 | Chinese
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A historical action war drama based on the founding of the Republic of China, when nationalist forces led by Sun Yat-sen overthrew the last ruling Qing Dynasty, which held unquestioned power and rule for 250 years. From the walls of the Forbidden City to the battlefields of China, no expense was spared in the production and no detail ignored in its quest for historical accuracy. 1911 is a true epic to be enjoyed for generations.

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dnlgaghan Mar 23, 2016

While watching this I got the distinct feeling that this was a puff piece based on China's first revolution. The plot was fairly straight forward, it chronicles the revolution that over through the Qing Dynasty and ended 2000 years of imperial rule. It did this by mostly followed two main characters Huang Xing and Sun Yat-sen leaders of the revolution. The film was visually appealing but the acting seemed wooden. I am not sure if that was intentional, a cultural difference in acting methods or just bad directing. Also the plot jumped around a bit and lost me at time. Overall, an OK film that piqued my interesting in reading more about the revolution this film was based on.

kevfarley Mar 18, 2013

Intresting visuals ,.. sometimes. But no sense to any history, or even a story! I love historical epics,.. BUT this was just frustrating,.. NOT recommended!

voisjoe1 Apr 26, 2012

This movie has been panned by the critics. I've been to China and Taiwan numerous times, so I thought I would give it a try. Now I see why 91% of the critics on Rotten Tomatoes did not like it. It had all of these shoot-em up scenes with all kinds of people getting killed before I even had a chance to figure out who was doing what and why. Sorry, but I just gave up on this movie.

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mytaxmoney Aug 21, 2012

A 125 min movie in the theater that has been edited into 99 min on DVD and Bluray. I have not watched the original movie in the theater however if you try to watch the Bluray version, the movie is a mess with very poor editing. The story jumps from event to event with no background story or real information on historical facts.

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