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.
Critic Reviews for Ten
A major minimalist departure for Kiarostami.
A very interesting film, despite structural limitations that keep it from approaching greatness.
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.
Ten may strain your patience but that's the high-stakes gamble of this provocative project.
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.
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.
Totalmente realista! uma visÃ£o do mundo reprimido das mulheres iranianas. Um grande debate sobre a sociedade, que ocorre todo dentro de um carro. Prende o espectador atÃ (C) o fim e o faz refletir sobre as questÃµes contemporÃ¢nias. Feito de forma bem simples, o filme Ã (C) inspirador e maravilhoso.
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.