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Ten (2003)

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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.

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Critic Reviews for Ten

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (20)

A major minimalist departure for Kiarostami.

July 10, 2003 | Rating: 4/4
Boston Globe
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A very interesting film, despite structural limitations that keep it from approaching greatness.

May 9, 2003 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Toronto Star
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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.

May 9, 2003 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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Ten may strain your patience but that's the high-stakes gamble of this provocative project.

May 9, 2003 | Rating: 3/4
Globe and Mail
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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.

April 25, 2003 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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One of the year's finest movies.

April 24, 2003 | Full Review…
L.A. Weekly
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Audience Reviews for Ten

For an experimental film made in such a simple and minimalist way (mostly improvised by non-professional actors), it is always fascinating to observe how it comments almost casually on many aspects of Iranian society, including the role of women from different points of view.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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

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

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