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

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An actor (Morgan Freeman) who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet (Paz Vega), a cashier who is about to interview for a new job. The actor rediscovers the essence of his craft while helping Scarlet gain the confidence she needs to change her life.

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Critic Reviews for 10 Items or Less

All Critics (60) | Top Critics (27) | Fresh (38) | Rotten (22)

  • Silberling has shot what feels like the first home movie to get a national release; it's too cute to criticize for anything other than its fluff.

    May 15, 2009 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • So often the bearer of gravitas and dignity, Freeman shows up with a smirk on his face and a song in his heart

    December 8, 2006 | Rating: 3/4
  • This is a sharp little slice of whimsy with Freeman giving a funny, very laid-back and sometimes touching performance.

    December 4, 2006
  • [Morgan] Freeman is clearly enjoying himself, but his charisma and heavyweight presence can't quite redeem this featherweight concoction.

    December 2, 2006 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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  • Freeman and Paz winningly play off each other.

    December 1, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The bare-boned simplicity of 10 Items or Less is more a strength than a liability.

    December 1, 2006

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  • Mar 03, 2012
    A small confined independent film of a short running time, but one not short on relevant ideas and themes. The two actors, Freeman and Paz Vega, both do excellent work, carrying the entire film. Their interactions feel authentic, with the chemistry between them giving the film a much needed charm and occasional humor. The on-the-location film style and the incorporating of actual brands also helped give the film a realistic feel. I would have liked the film to have been longer and more expansive, but for what it does, it does well. 3.5/5 Stars
    Jeffrey M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 25, 2012
    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. W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 01, 2012
    I liked this movie when it started even though I found Paz Vega's character to be extremely annoying.As it went on it started to fall apart more & more & I got bored.In my opinion, Morgan Freeman's character started off researching a role then he seemed to be trying to sleep with Paz Vega's character even though he's married.I think if there was more time in the movie, It could've happened
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 31, 2010
    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....
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