The Ten Reviews

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Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
July 24, 2009
The beyond-goofy collection of Commandment-inspired vignettes has funny moments, but it's a wildly uneven anthology, with three or four clunkers for every genuine chuckle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
April 22, 2008
Rudd, whose wry deadpan proved indispensable in Judd Apatow comedies like 'The 40 Year-Old Virgin' and 'Knocked Up,' is used here mostly as a straight man, the host in charge of introducing stories that drift along without any real destination.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Mark Bourne
Film.com
January 15, 2008
...brings to mind the fondly remembered Kentucky Fried Movie/Amazon Women on the Moon anthos from the '70s and '80s.
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
January 11, 2008
A blasphemous parody so painful to sit through it seems designed by the Almighty as punishment for heathens and sinners.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 22, 2007
Most of the segments are as clueless about their designated commandment as they are about what's supposed to be funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 14, 2007
Some bits... are shockingly funny. Others, like the surgeon who causes a woman's death "as a goof," are just shocking without the funny.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
September 13, 2007
Three of the comic segments in The Ten are sort of funny. Three others are just so-so. And the remaining four are just dumb, painfully unfunny and/or downright crude.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 12, 2007
The Ten is, while not "bad," nor "unfunny," surely not as good as it had ought to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 8, 2007
One guesses the talent that signed up for this negligible movie did so out of good will for Wain and Marino. Or maybe they all did it ... as a goof.
Full Review | Original Score: 73/100
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
September 6, 2007
we leave the theater feeling like we've just been at a church service that went on a little too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Scott Craven
Arizona Republic
August 30, 2007
Those worried about incurring God's wrath by seeing The Ten, don't concern yourselves -- by watching the film, you've suffered enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle
August 25, 2007
If you're looking for ha-ha funny, then The Ten is probably not for you -- you'll be more likely scratching your head in befuddled wonderment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 24, 2007
Any of the film's concepts would be pretty funny in a tossed-off 'Saturday Night Live' skit, but presenting these absurdist ideas in the context of an impeccably produced albeit low-budget motion picture somehow sucks the comic air from the room.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 23, 2007
Yeah we liked this movie (with our self-proclaimed warped senses of humor), but we KNOW it's not for everyone, so thou shalt not blame us if you don't enjoy it as much as we did.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 23, 2007
Thou shalt be funny. Thou, in this case, isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 23, 2007
Wain is a big fan of offbeat, exaggerated humor that either hits so big you think he's a genius or misses so badly you wonder whether he's sane.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jason Ferguson
Orlando Weekly
August 23, 2007
As ridiculous as it is uproariously funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Cindy White
IGN Movies
August 22, 2007
There is a fun film in there somewhere, especially for those who know what they're getting into and are willing to just go with it. If you're not bothered by naked men frolicking and jokes about prison rape, then this is the film for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
August 20, 2007
...The Ten wields its bad taste like a blunt instrument, bludgeoning you with buffoonery that's hard to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
August 20, 2007
Not exactly the stone-etched last word on biblical moviemaking, The Ten at least has a rare flair for the non sequitur, and a sassy, spasmodic charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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