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Ten Reviews

July 10, 2003
A major minimalist departure for Kiarostami.
Read More | 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
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
April 11, 2003
No ordinary moviegoer, whether Iranian or American, can be expected to relate to [Kiarostami's] films. They exist for film festivals, film critics and film classes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 11, 2003
Ten has been praised as a further distillation of Kiarostami's already minimalist cinema. That's true enough, even if his movies still have a tendency to make us carsick.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 10, 2003
A film made by a master, with a simplicity that is really revolutionary.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 28, 2003
Kiarostami is nothing if not patient, almost to a fault here. He allows life to happen as the film rolls, and one can't help but wonder if, to cover a lot of emotional ground, you must also cover a lot of asphalt.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 13, 2003
Makes maximum use of a minimalist structure to deliver some cogent observations about the status of women in contemporary Iran.
March 8, 2003
Ten might not be the easiest film for Hollywood-conditioned viewers to get into or to enjoy, but it never seems like an arid experiment.
March 6, 2003
A glimpse into a society that has grown more open, more free, and also more casually selfish in its interpersonal aggression.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 6, 2003
Breezy, entertaining and enlightening.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 4, 2003
Conceptually rigorous, splendidly economical, and radically Bazinian.
October 24, 2002
By the end you feel that the lives of the characters, and the complicated society they inhabit, have been illuminated.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 5, 2002
These 10 sequences are moments frozen in time, which reveal a surprising amount about the emotional lives of the movie's characters.