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10th & Wolf Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
October 25, 2006
Coming from a guy who just won an Oscar for screenwriting? One has the right to expect something a little less rote, redundant, and oppressively familiar as 10th & Wolf.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Edward Douglas
August 17, 2006
Those looking for violence and bad Italian stereotypes won't be bothered by the fact that they've seen almost all of this before.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
August 11, 2006
A listless Godfather-meets-Donnie Brasco tale of undercover surveillance, blood allegiances, and wrenching betrayal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
February 19, 2007
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Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 17, 2006
A grisly gangster movie with moral pretensions, 10th and Wolf never transcends mobster cliches recycled from The Godfather, Donnie Brasco and GoodFellas.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
August 18, 2006
The movie doesn't miss a cliché, ineptly lifting liberally from The Godfather and GoodFellas, among other classics.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
August 18, 2006
A mix of the first half of Donnie Brasco, the last 20 minutes of A History of Violence and a couple of episodes of I Love the'90s.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 18, 2006
Bobby Moresco, who cowrote Crash and coproduced Million Dollar Baby, makes an undistinguished directing debut, assembling a band of actors who know but two modes: simmering rage and over-the-top histrionics.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
August 22, 2006
A hellish and unconvincing celebration of badda-bing-ness.
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Ronnie Scheib
August 16, 2006
Pic throws together gangster archetypes and set pieces, relying heavily on exposition to stand in for character development.
Gary Goldstein
August 18, 2006
There's so little satisfaction to be had from the derivative set pieces and predictable plot twists that, mostly, you just want it to be over.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
August 20, 2006
Handsome, well-made film that is simply too familiar.
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
August 18, 2006
A played-out saga of guns, gangsters and goofball actors pretending to be tough guys.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
August 16, 2006
Like every Mafia movie you've ever seen blended into one cliche-ridden package.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 16, 2006
A turgid, ketchup-spattered dud.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Noel Murray
AV Club
August 17, 2006
Anyone who's seen a mob movie or TV show in the past 30 years has pretty much seen 10th & Wolf.
| Original Score: C-
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
August 18, 2006
At this late date, filmmakers who draw inspiration from the Mafia had better have a whole new angle to offer. Otherwise, they'll end up with a movie like 10th & Wolf.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
August 18, 2006
It's an ambitious gambit, undercut by characters that stay at a frustrating arm's length.
August 18, 2006
The narrative is cluttered with backstory -- and the endless digressions overwhelm the efforts of a generally strong cast that includes cameos by Val Kilmer and by Ligati as one of Reggio's foot soldiers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
August 26, 2006
A routine mob thriller.
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