10 Items or Less (2006) - Rotten Tomatoes

10 Items or Less (2006)



Critic Consensus: A small film that relies too heavily on the charm of its big actors.

Movie Info

An aging Hollywood icon whose fear of failure has caused his once-luminous star to smoulder strikes up an unlikely friendship with an acid-tongued checkout clerk while researching his latest role in City of Angels and Moonlight Mile director Brad Silberling's intimate drama. Crippled by his own all-consuming fears, the man who was once Hollywood's hottest icon (Morgan Freeman) is forced to consider a role in a low-budget independent after a series of more lucrative prospects wither away on the vine. When his driver abandons him during a trip to Carson to research his upcoming role, the onetime showbiz supernova strikes up a lively conversation with Scarlet (Paz Vega), an outspoken check-out girl at a Latino community market. Now, stuck on his own, far from Brentwood, the actor must rely upon the kindness of a common stranger to help him get back on his feet.more
Rating: R (for language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Brad Silberling
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 27, 2007
Box Office: $69.3k


Paz Vega
as Scarlet
Anne Dudek
as Lorraine
Jonah Hill
as The Kid
Leonardo Nam
as Sales Kid
Scott Norris
as Bison Member
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Critic Reviews for 10 Items or Less

All Critics (66) | Top Critics (28)

So often the bearer of gravitas and dignity, Freeman shows up with a smirk on his face and a song in his heart

Full Review… | December 8, 2006
Denver Post
Top Critic

This is a sharp little slice of whimsy with Freeman giving a funny, very laid-back and sometimes touching performance.

Full Review… | December 4, 2006
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

[Morgan] Freeman is clearly enjoying himself, but his charisma and heavyweight presence can't quite redeem this featherweight concoction.

Full Review… | December 2, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

Freeman and Paz winningly play off each other.

Full Review… | December 1, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The bare-boned simplicity of 10 Items or Less is more a strength than a liability.

Full Review… | December 1, 2006
Top Critic

[Brad Silberling is] Frank Capra without the edge.

Full Review… | December 1, 2006
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for 10 Items or Less

Morgan Freeman plays a popular movie star (!) wandering around the real world and helping the little people with a thumbs up and a smile and a jig. Gliding along on the pure charm of its lead (and executive producer) one can almost forget the implied insult. Paz Vega has the unenviable position of portraying "us - in awe". Unbelievable chutzpah.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


Nice simple sweet movie. Nothing too exciting, but still nice. Extra 1/2 star for Morgan Freeman, cuz, let's face it, everything is better with Morgan Freeman in it....

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

this movie is the definition of a cliche' indie movie... but, you can't help but to love the actors on screen.
fun, for just a little while.

Albert Kim
Albert Kim

Super Reviewer

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