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10 Items or Less Reviews

May 15, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 8, 2006
So often the bearer of gravitas and dignity, Freeman shows up with a smirk on his face and a song in his heart
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 4, 2006
This is a sharp little slice of whimsy with Freeman giving a funny, very laid-back and sometimes touching performance.
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-
December 1, 2006
Freeman and Paz winningly play off each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 1, 2006
The bare-boned simplicity of 10 Items or Less is more a strength than a liability.
December 1, 2006
[Brad Silberling is] Frank Capra without the edge.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 1, 2006
...Strictly remainder-bin material.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
December 1, 2006
...Best described as an "in-betweener" -- a no-budget, often experimental project that directors and actors sneak in between real jobs.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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...
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
November 30, 2006
It's just a little film that strives to be likable, and is less so than it might have been.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 30, 2006
10 Items or Less is a good-natured but failed experiment in meeting cute -- indie-movie style.
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+
November 30, 2006
A partially successful attempt at deflating Freeman's avuncular late-career image.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 30, 2006
Silberling demonstrates an unerring ear for the natural, often discomfiting rhythm of two strangers tentatively forging a connection.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 30, 2006
It's a shame that at the final checkout, the movie wants to choose paper, but instead goes for plastic.
Read More | Original Score: C+
November 29, 2006
This sale is void.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
November 29, 2006
Ten Items or Less is not landmark cinema nor is it deeply thought-provoking, but it's smart, funny, knowledgeable about life and people, and a crowd-pleaser.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 28, 2006
Slight and wispy, it's a film that could only work with the gracious presence of someone like Morgan Freeman , who delivers an amiably laid-back performance.
November 28, 2006
10 Items or Less adds up to zilch.
September 13, 2006
Not really worth checking out.
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.