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Ten Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 16, 2006
Often provokes humor and refreshing insights.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Greg Muskewitz
December 31, 2003
... [S]ticking with it provides further insight into Kiarostami's psychology and society ...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
August 8, 2003
A fine film.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
July 10, 2003
A major minimalist departure for Kiarostami.
| Original Score: 4/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 25, 2003
A point made to distraction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
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+
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
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-
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
June 5, 2003
A little more reach would have allowed Ten to turn it up to 11.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 11, 2003
Works in its own mysterious ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
May 9, 2003
A very interesting film, despite structural limitations that keep it from approaching greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle
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
Chris Knight
National Post
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Derek Tse
Jam! Movies
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
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
May 9, 2003
Ten may strain your patience but that's the high-stakes gamble of this provocative project.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
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
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John Powers
L.A. Weekly
April 24, 2003
One of the year's finest movies.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
April 18, 2003
It shows us, in an extraordinarily simple way, the hopes and frustrations of one woman's life.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
April 11, 2003
Stark, experimental and surprisingly affecting.
| Original Score: B
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