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10 Items or Less Reviews

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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.
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
January 11, 2007
This slight piece of work, written and directed by Brad ilberling, has some amusing moments and thanks to the great chemistry between Freeman and Vega is perhaps more enjoyable than it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
November 26, 2006
10 Items or Less is a hybrid of Nacho Libre and Spanglish directed by Moonlight Mile's Brad Silberling, and yes, it's as unbearably cloying and uplifting as that description sounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
October 21, 2007
A Hollywood hotshot played by Morgan Freeman, befriends a supermarket cashier just so he can get familiar enough with acting like somebody poor, to get into character for his next movie, and the effort fails miserably.
Cole Smithey
April 24, 2009
While Freeman and Vega are mildly entertaining, the story is too safe and precious to elicit anything more than a passing sense of amusement.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Christopher Null
April 21, 2007
filled with tiny moments that are instantly amusing, then immediately forgotten when the movie's over.
| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 7, 2006
Will go down as tasty as a fast-food guacamole.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Robert Koehler
September 12, 2006
The fact that 10 Items has a 72-minute playing time before credits (containing the seemingly obligatory outtake montage) only points to how slight it really is.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
November 29, 2006
This sale is void.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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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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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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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
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
December 1, 2006
...Strictly remainder-bin material.
| Original Score: 2/4
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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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Nathan Lee
Village Voice
November 28, 2006
10 Items or Less adds up to zilch.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
December 2, 2006
[Morgan] Freeman is clearly enjoying himself, but his charisma and heavyweight presence can't quite redeem this featherweight concoction.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
September 13, 2006
Not really worth checking out.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
November 30, 2006
A film about nothing should at least be interesting, and while Morgan Freeman has done some great things in the past, this is just about his mugging for the camera, and unless you're going to be his stalker, that's not something one should be willing to
| Original Score: 2.3/5
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 30, 2006
It's a shame that at the final checkout, the movie wants to choose paper, but instead goes for plastic.
| Original Score: C+
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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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