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Ten Reviews

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April 16, 2006
Often provokes humor and refreshing insights.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 31, 2003
... [S]ticking with it provides further insight into Kiarostami's psychology and society ...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 8, 2003
A fine film.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 10, 2003
A major minimalist departure for Kiarostami.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
June 25, 2003
A point made to distraction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 19, 2003
Abbas Kiarostami has created, for all of its filmic simplicity - static camera, minimalist settings and obviously from the hip filmmaking (you can watch as the curious drive by the lady's car and rubberneck) - has created a nicely complex character study
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 14, 2003
Who would have thought a movie centered on a driver and her passengers that never leaves the car could be so compellingly watchable? Ten is not only a fascinating character study, but a portrait of an entire way of life.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 5, 2003
A little more reach would have allowed Ten to turn it up to 11.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 16, 2003
Whatever the film lacks in physical lyricism, it makes up for with a claustrophobic flair that leads you to conclude that Ten can be the loneliest number.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 11, 2003
Works in its own mysterious ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 9, 2003
A very interesting film, despite structural limitations that keep it from approaching greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 9, 2003
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 | Original Score: 4/4
May 9, 2003
For little more than the price of a tank of gas and a video camera, Kiarostami lets his viewers drive a mile in another's shoes. It's not often that a road trip is so educational.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 9, 2003
When you stagger out of the theatre after watching the new Iranian movie Ten, you may find yourself wondering just what, exactly, was the point.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 9, 2003
Ten may strain your patience but that's the high-stakes gamble of this provocative project.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 25, 2003
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 | Original Score: 4/5
April 24, 2003
One of the year's finest movies.
April 18, 2003
It shows us, in an extraordinarily simple way, the hopes and frustrations of one woman's life.
April 18, 2003
Very soon it's clear that even from a camera trained on the front seat of a car, an amazingly full and complex portrait of Iranian life can emerge.
April 11, 2003
Stark, experimental and surprisingly affecting.
Read More | Original Score: B
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