The Ten

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In theaters Jan 18, 2007
R, 1 hr. 39 min.


Movie Info

Synopsis: The Good Book receives a good skewering as Wet Hot American Summer director David Wain teams with screenwriter Ken Marino to satirize the Ten Commandments. Winona Ryder, Gretchen Mol, Liev Schreiber,
Director: David Wain
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 39 min.
Genre: Comedy
Theater Release: Jan 18, 2007
DVD Release: Jan 15, 2008


Paul Rudd

Jeff Reigert
Gretchen Mol

Gloria Jennings
Adam Brody

Stephen Montgomery
Famke Janssen

Gretchen Reigert
Winona Ryder

Kelly La Fonda
Oliver Platt

Marc Jacobson
Jessica Alba

Liz Anne Blazer
Liev Schreiber

Ray Johnson
Justin Theroux

Jesus Christ
Ron Silver

Fielding Barnes

Critic Reviews

Consensus: Although a few of the sketches that make up The Ten are humorous, the uneven and random tone of the film cause it to fall apart.
  • ...brings to mind the fondly remembered Kentucky Fried Movie/Amazon Women on the Moon anthos from the '70s and '80s.More...
  • Those worried about incurring God's wrath by seeing The Ten, don't concern yourselves -- by watching the film, you've suffered enough.More...
  • Thou shalt be funny. Thou, in this case, isn't.More...
  • By flaunting its own stupidity, The Ten practically dares you not to laugh at it, like a stand-up comic who sells an unfunny joke through the ferocity of his delivery.More...
  • Perhaps the Bible needs an 11th Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Bore. That might stem misfires such as The Ten.More...
  • If there were Ten Commandments for filmmaking, one would certainly be: Thou shalt not pass off sketch comedy as a feature film, especially when charging $9 a ticket.More...
  • The Ten is nowhere near a 10. Let's call it a six.More...
  • The actors are so good, and so funny.More...
  • The Ten is devious and inspired enough to juice you past any weak spots. Thou shalt be amused.More...
  • A lame and irritating comedy that is an endurance test to sit through.More...

User Reviews

  • A series of ten short comedies each centered around one of the ten commandments (i.e., it's the DECALOGUE re-imagined by an alumnus of the sketch...
  • A certain critic described this movie as "The Best Comedy since Borat". I hardly agree. In fact, I would more likely argue The Ten to be one of the...
  • The Ten is a really crazy movie. It feels more like an Adult Swim live action show then a movie and should of just been fifteen minutes long. This...
  • Actually quite funny. Reminds me of a Woody Allen mixed with Monty Python and Apatow. A general surprise.
  • Cast: Paul Rudd, Winona Ryder, Jessica Alba, Ken Marino, Famke Janssen, Rob Corddry, Adam Brody, Gretchen Mol, Oliver Platt, Liev Schreiber...
  • Not as funny as I was hoping or expecting, given the fact that EVERY member of The State was in this movie. A great cast but unfortunately most of...
  • Should have been much more ammusing (and biting) given the cast and writters that were involved, but still an enjoyable film. A (very loose)...
  • revue-style movie, with 10 sketchs supposedly about the 10 commandments; it's like the seniors at a drama school putting together a final show of...
  • did my junior high school student write this inane and unfunny script? Heck, most of the skits didn't even have anything to do with the commandment...
  • Very vulgar, but funny in spots.