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The Ten Reviews

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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
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
August 3, 2007
Too often, The Ten is simply not funny enough, stretched thin by ideas played out too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 23, 2007
Thou shalt be funny. Thou, in this case, isn't.
| Original Score: 2/5
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
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James Berardinelli
August 3, 2007
This is one of those films where the humor is of the hit-and-miss variety, and it misses more often than it hits. The jokes are transparent. It's not difficult to divine what's supposed to be funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pete Hammond
August 4, 2007
It is as if the filmmakers created an 11th commandment of their own: Thou Shalt Not Laugh. And we don't.
| Original Score: .5/5
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
Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine
August 6, 2007
It's not an ice-water shock that The Ten turns out to be merely the fuse to a satirical firecracker that never quite explodes. What did we expect, Kryzsztof Kieslowski's The Dekalog as a comedy?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike Scott
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
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 19, 2007
Many of the films have little to do with the Commandments, and none has anything provocative or profound to say about them.
Katey Rich
Film Journal International
August 1, 2007
A slightly patchy tapestry that tickles about as much as it annoys, full of unexpected laughs but also some torturous dead spots.
Kam Williams
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
Beth Accomando
August 18, 2007
The Ten commits the mortal sin of comedy, it's simply not funny. It thinks that just being crude or extreme is enough to merit the label of comedy.
Joshua Tyler
March 11, 2007
90 minutes of random, really bad sketch comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
August 1, 2007
Anytime you compile a series of vignettes and call it a feature film, you're going to have hits and misses. It's the nature of the structure.
Eric Kohn
New York Press
August 1, 2007
Lacking a steady hand, this flimsy amalgam of bad jokes is without form and void.
Peter Sobczynski
August 10, 2007
It never really quite works up the energy to be as wild and outrageous as it clearly wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
April 26, 2007
One problem: The movie's just not funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Gene Seymour
August 2, 2007
You really have to be in the mood to get into The Ten's forced goofiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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