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10 Items or Less Reviews

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Jim Hemphill
Reel.com
December 1, 2006
In its own low-key way, 10 Items or Less is completely satisfying, and as a showcase for a great veteran actor and a gifted young actress, it's essential viewing.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
December 1, 2006
The bare-boned simplicity of 10 Items or Less is more a strength than a liability.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
December 1, 2006
[Brad Silberling is] Frank Capra without the edge.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
December 1, 2006
...Strictly remainder-bin material.
| Original Score: 2/4
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
December 1, 2006
He and Scarlet, in another movie, might have found a way to spin their one day's worth of intimacy into something more movie-like, but here, they keep it contained.
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
December 1, 2006
Every potentially worthwhile or amusing moment in writer-director Brad Silberling's 10 Items or Less could be told in 10 minutes or less, with credits included.
| Original Score: 2/4
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
December 1, 2006
Granted, Freeman is essentially playing a variation of himself, while Vega is mining her spunky screen persona. But they deliver.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
December 1, 2006
The film is brief, thin and anecdotal. Yet at its heart is a loving look at an artist at work, and that artist is Morgan Freeman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
December 1, 2006
...Best described as an "in-betweener" -- a no-budget, often experimental project that directors and actors sneak in between real jobs.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
December 1, 2006
An amiable demonstration of how two charismatic actors and a relaxed writer-director (Brad Silberling) can squeeze an enjoyable movie out of practically nothing...
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
December 1, 2006
It's a sweet, calculated two-hander starring someone you know very well and someone you've never heard of but probably should...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 1, 2006
It's hard to convey how completely charming this off-the-cuff, 82-minute movie is. Morgan Freeman, who is 69 years old and has possibly never given a poor performance, is at full-glow here.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 30, 2006
Completely weightless but also unpretentious and enjoyable in a relaxed way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
eFilmCritic.com
November 30, 2006
10 Items or Less doesn't insist much more than the average indie exercise, but it's nicely made by Silberling, and if you've lost faith in Morgan Freeman, this is the film to restore it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
November 30, 2006
It's just a little film that strives to be likable, and is less so than it might have been.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
November 30, 2006
Brad Silberling's new movie has nothing to prove, and not all that much to say, but its modesty and good humor make it hard to resist.
| Original Score: 4/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
November 30, 2006
A ridiculous but cheerful toss-off...amusing and charming.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
November 30, 2006
This is a movie of such consummate good cheer that it's difficult to walk away without feeling happier than when it began.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
November 30, 2006
10 Items or Less is a good-natured but failed experiment in meeting cute -- indie-movie style.
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
November 30, 2006
With a less camera-friendly duo, this movie could have been a real dud. Even so, it's nothing much. It does have the great virtue of being only 82 minutes long, though.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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