The Tenth Man (El rey del Once) Reviews

November 16, 2016
Naturalistic and deadpan, Burman's comedy always takes a viewer by surprise. Cinematographer Daniel Ortega's camerawork wonderfully establishes place and a sense of the vitality of Argentine street life.
August 9, 2016
A quizzical marriage of growth and a retreading of familiar themes that never fully coalesce or reach their potential.
August 7, 2016
Burman [continues] warmly humanistic look at interplay of adult children and parents...Panoply of delightful characters, through dialogue & visuals...You'll leave with a smile.
August 5, 2016
The humor of this rambling film runs dry to the point of unpalatable.
August 5, 2016
"The Tenth Man" is a low-key charmer, an unlooked-for combination of Jane Austen and Isaac Bashevis Singer. With a twist of Buenos Aires thrown into the mix.
August 4, 2016
"The Tenth Man" ... breathes considerable life into the rather trite scenario of a man discovering his religious roots, in part because it seems genuinely curious about the community in which it's set.
Top Critic
August 4, 2016
A small joy: a lighthearted, shaggy-yet-brief charmer with a pleasantly moralistic story that's like Sholem Aleichem by way of Seinfeld.
August 3, 2016
In his lovely new film, Argentine director Daniel Burman mixes reality with fiction in inventive ways.
August 1, 2016
Low-key in mood, Daniel Burman's film adeptly balances character-driven drama, picaresque street humour and quasi-documentary content.
August 1, 2016
A wryly amusing peek into Buenos Aires' bustling Jewish quarter.
August 1, 2016
This low-key romantic comedy marks a return to one of Burman's oft-repeated themes -- a son coming to grips with his relationship with his father -- and to the setting of one of his most successful features, Lost Embrace.
August 1, 2016
As films about dopey dudes finding love go, Daniel Burman's The Tenth Man is too modest for its own good.
July 30, 2016
A decent enough story bogged down by an unappealing principal actor.
July 28, 2016
Another engaging and insightful drama by Argentinian director Daniel Burman on the pitfalls and perils of father-son relationships.