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Ten (2003)



Critic Consensus: Ten turns a conversational car ride into a gritty and compelling character study full of real emotion while providing an intriguing look into the lives of women in contemporary Iranian culture.

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A drama that consists of a series of ten conversations that take place between the driver of a car, a middle-class Tehran woman in her 30's, and various passengers, including her young son.
Art House & International , Documentary , Drama , Special Interest
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Mania Akbari
as Driver
Amin Maher
as Amin
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Critic Reviews for Ten

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (20)

A major minimalist departure for Kiarostami.

July 10, 2003
Boston Globe
Top Critic

A very interesting film, despite structural limitations that keep it from approaching greatness.

Full Review… | May 9, 2003
Toronto Star
Top Critic

A rare chance for viewers to eavesdrop on everyday talk in Tehran that, although fictionalized, must approximate what really happens in Iran's busy capital.

Full Review… | May 9, 2003
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Ten may strain your patience but that's the high-stakes gamble of this provocative project.

May 9, 2003
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

A conceptual tour de force and a brainiac's road movie, Abbas Kiarostami's Ten goes from chilly abstraction to hot emotion in less than 60 seconds.

Full Review… | April 25, 2003
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

One of the year's finest movies.

Full Review… | April 24, 2003
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Ten

Totalmente realista! uma visão do mundo reprimido das mulheres iranianas. Um grande debate sobre a sociedade, que ocorre todo dentro de um carro. Prende o espectador atà (C) o fim e o faz refletir sobre as questões contemporânias. Feito de forma bem simples, o filme à (C) inspirador e maravilhoso.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Documentary about a woman taxi driver's life in Tehran, told solely by filming conversations between her and her passengers over a 48-hour period. Taxi-drivers do love to talk so.

Lesley N
Lesley N

Super Reviewer

Hmmm... a bit too arty for me! Filmed like a home video and entirely shot in one Iranian women's car, this film explores both Iranian and womens' life through her various passengers.

Ross Collins
Ross Collins

Super Reviewer

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