11:14
Official film poster
Directed byGreg Marcks
Written byGreg Marcks
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyShane Hurlbut
Edited by
Music byClint Mansell
Production
company
Firm Films
Distributed by
Release date
Running time
86 minutes
Countries
  • United States
  • Canada
LanguageEnglish
Budget$6 million[1]

11:14 is a 2003 neo-noir black comedy thriller film written and directed by Greg Marcks (in his feature directorial debut). The film stars an ensemble cast consisting of Rachael Leigh Cook, Ben Foster, Clark Gregg, Colin Hanks, Shawn Hatosy, Barbara Hershey, Stark Sands, Hilary Swank, Patrick Swayze, and Henry Thomas. It follows five different storylines that all lead up to a series of events that happen one evening at 11:14.

The film premiered at the 56th Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2003 and also screened at the 28th Toronto International Film Festival on September 5, 2003. It received a limited theatrical release in San Francisco, California on August 12, 2005, before being released on DVD and Blu-ray by New Line Home Entertainment on October 11, 2005.[2]

Plot

The film involves a series of interconnected events that converge around two car-related accidents at 11:14 p.m. The connections between the events are not apparent at first, but are gradually revealed by a series of progressively receding flashbacks.

Cast

Reception

Critical response

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 11:14 has a 92% "certified fresh" rating based on 12 reviews.[3] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 65 out of 100, based on 4 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[4]

Lisa Nesselson of Variety praised 11:14 as a "zippy and sardonic feast of bad decision-making under pressure" that "artfully molds the seemingly unrelated misfortunes of 10 characters into a satisfying and consistently entertaining whole."[5] Wally Hammond of Time Out gave the film a mixed review, noting: "Marcks mounts all this as an essay in synchronicity, replete with flashbacks, overlaps, connections and black humour... there are some outrageous, funny moments and Marcks directs with minor panache. But it’s ultimately an unsatisfactory experience, akin to observing someone else fill in a crossword puzzle."[6] Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle called it a "meticulous piece of plot construction, entertaining, full of incidents and infused throughout with a mischievous and bleak sense of humor."[7] Ryan Lambie of Den of Geek listed it as one of the top 25 underrated films of 2003.[8]

Accolades

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2006 DVD Exclusive Awards Best Overall Movie, Live-Action DVD Premiere 11:14 Nominated
Best Actor in a DVD Premiere Movie Henry Thomas Nominated
Best Actress in a DVD Premiere Movie Hilary Swank Nominated
Best Supporting Actress in a DVD Premiere Movie Barbara Hershey Won
Best Screenplay for a DVD Premiere Movie Greg Marcks Nominated
Best Original Score in a DVD Premiere Movie Clint Mansell Nominated
Best Cinematography in a DVD Premiere Movie Shane Hurlbut Nominated
Best Editing in a DVD Premiere Movie Dan Lebental
Richard Nord
Nominated

References

  1. ^ "11:14 (2005)". The Numbers. Retrieved July 13, 2021.
  2. ^ "11:14 to be released by New Line Cinema". Crashdown. August 10, 2005. Retrieved July 13, 2021.
  3. ^ "11:14". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved July 13, 2021.
  4. ^ "11:14". Metacritic. Retrieved July 13, 2021.
  5. ^ Nesselson, Lisa (September 23, 2003). "11:14". Variety. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  6. ^ Hammond, Wally (July 11, 2006). "11:14". Time Out. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  7. ^ LaSalle, Mick (January 20, 2012). "Stars pop up in clever, dark, little-known indie". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved July 13, 2021.
  8. ^ Lambie, Ryan (December 19, 2013). "The top 25 underrated films of 2003". Den of Geek. Retrieved July 13, 2021.