The Ten

2007, Comedy, 1h 39m

82 Reviews 50,000+ Ratings

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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
Mather Zickel
Louis La Fonda
Jason Sudeikis
Ton Contiella
Ron Silver
Fielding Barnes
Bobby Cannavale
Marty McBride
Paul Rudd
Producer
Danny Fisher
Executive Producer
Sam Zietz
Executive Producer
Jack Fisher
Executive Producer
Michael Almog
Executive Producer
Yaron Orbach
Cinematography
Craig Wedren
Original Music
Mark White
Production Design
Matthew Munn
Art Director
Lisa Scoppa
Set Decoration
Sarah J. Holden
Costume Design
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Critic Reviews for The Ten

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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