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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. Read critic reviews

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A series of interweaving vignettes spoof the Ten Commandments. In one story, a skydiver (Adam Brody) forgets to pack his parachute. When he lands, he doesn't die, but gets stuck in the ground, causing a media circus and jeopardizing his relationship with his girlfriend, Kelly (Winona Ryder). Later, Kelly begins a tumultuous relationship with a ventriloquist's dummy. In another story, a doctor (Ken Marino) obsessed with pranks accidentally kills a patient and winds up in jail.

Cast & Crew

Paul Rudd
Jeff Reigert
Famke Janssen
Gretchen Reigert
Winona Ryder
Kelly La Fonda
Jessica Alba
Liz Anne Blazer
Adam Brody
Stephen Montgomery
Gretchen Mol
Gloria Jennings
Justin Theroux
Jesus H. Christ
A.D. Miles
Oliver Jennings
Oliver Platt
Marc Jacobson
Ken Marino
Dr. Glenn Richie
Paul Rudd
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Danny Fisher
Executive Producer
Sam Zietz
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Critic Reviews for The Ten

All Critics (82) | Top Critics (34) | Fresh (29) | Rotten (53)

  • ...brings to mind the fondly remembered Kentucky Fried Movie/Amazon Women on the Moon anthos from the '70s and '80s.

    January 15, 2008 | Full Review…
  • Those worried about incurring God's wrath by seeing The Ten, don't concern yourselves -- by watching the film, you've suffered enough.

    August 30, 2007 | Rating: 1/5
  • 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.

    August 25, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Thou shalt be funny. Thou, in this case, isn't.

    August 23, 2007 | Rating: 2/5
  • 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.

    August 17, 2007 | Rating: 2/4
  • Perhaps the Bible needs an 11th Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Bore. That might stem misfires such as The Ten.

    August 17, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Ten

  • Dec 07, 2015
    the stories are varied and not the usual Wain brilliance. I normally enjoy the slapstick and cast that he can gather but it doesn't click here. Paul Rudd is a little annoying here which is a waste of his talent. I only found some the stories funny but give Wain credit for at least keeping this style of humor alive.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Aug 18, 2012
    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 comedy series "Mad TV" and "The State.") Par for the anthology course, some are funny (the twins looking for their real father) and some are duds.
    Greg S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 10, 2012
    The Ten is good for a few laughs, but has trouble with its raunchy comedy. The film's an anthology of ten loosely connected stories, each based on one of the Ten Commandments. A number of stars appear throughout the stories, including Paul Rudd, Famke Janssen, Winona Ryder, Liev Schreiber, and Jessica Alba. The acting is all pretty solid and there are a lot of fun characters, but several of the stories come up short and are unsatisfying. The humor is also a little spotty, pushing the vulgarity past the point where it stops being funny and going over-the-top with its eccentricities. The Ten has some funny bits, but doesn't come together as a cohesive film.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 03, 2012
    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 movie has this random, hit or miss style of humor which truly buries itself in the ground. It consists of sketches based off the ten commandments and tries to be satirical, but ends up devoid of meaning. Overall, its just a stupid movie. I think Paul Rudd is awesome, but he just couldn't save this mess of a film.
    Chris M Super Reviewer

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