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  • Summary: "10 Years" follows a group of friends on the night of their high school reunion who, a decade later, still haven’t quite grown up. Channing Tatum plays Jake, who is deeply in love with his girlfriend and ready to propose—until he runs into his high school flame for the first time in ten years. Jake’s friend Cully married his cheerleader girlfriend, and has been looking forward to the reunion so he can finally apologize to all the classmates he bullied in high school. However, after a few too many drinks, the jock-turned-family man ends up reverting back to his old ways instead. Meanwhile, longtime rivals Marty and A.J spend the night still trying to one-up each other to impress thecoolest girl in class, who now has a secret. The famous one of the group, Reeves is now well-known musician, but is still too shy to talk to the high school crush who inspired his one hit wonder. (Anchor Bay Entertainment) Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Sep 5, 2012
    There's a relaxed, unforced, melancholy sweetness and swing to this modest iteration of the "Big Chill/Return of the Secaucus 7" formula, a pleasing directorial debut for screenwriter Jamie Linden (We Are Marshall).
  2. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Sep 21, 2012
    10 Years doesn't completely avoid the road-not-taken theme. It does, however, neatly navigate around many of the potholes, finding a novel and nuanced approach to addressing the ways that our mistakes make us better, wiser and more human.
  3. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Sep 20, 2012
    A surprisingly enjoyable movie.
  4. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Sep 5, 2012
    Jamie Linden's minor-key serio-comedy pulls us in eventually, delivering its share of poignant insights and melancholy reflections, even if it does all feel a tad familiar.
  5. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Sep 13, 2012
    The largely engaging class-reunion dramedy 10 Years allows audiences to pretend they went to high school with the likes of Channing Tatum, Justin Long, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Mackie and Kate Mara.
  6. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Sep 5, 2012
    Oddly, 10 years barely qualifies as a comedy; in fact, the one interesting thing about it is the dire melancholy at its core.
  7. Reviewed by: Wesley Morris
    Sep 20, 2012
    An inconsequential high-school-reunion comedy that gets better when it stops trying to make you laugh.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jan 12, 2013
    Very enjoyable movie. Very relatable, especially to those of us in this age range. Nice romantic scene with Oscar Isaac. Funny moments, great cast.
  2. Feb 3, 2013
    The script is well-balanced, with more than enough levity to counteract the less-glamorous topics covered throughout the movie firmly keeping it in the comedic category, despite the drama. The well-known cast’s delivery accurately showcased the awkward moments that are inevitable in reunions as well as the eventual melding and settling of a group of former close friends. Chris Pratt as Cully, the high school bully turned family-oriented father of two, along with Aaron Yoo as Peter Jung, one the former bullied, stole the show with their back-and-forth antics. However, 10 Years also captured the poor pacing of the more unfortunate reunions. Granted, the film was great portraying how reunions generally flow, but anyone who’s been to a reunion knows that they can be dull and never-ending if the ice isn’t broken or the timeline of events doesn’t flow well. 10 Years was a yo-yo of timing, several times pulling viewers in only to lose its momentum.

    With the exception of a small portion, the characters aren’t introduced well enough before going into the core story and it contributes to the uncomfortable pacing. Since we don’t know these characters individually before the film, it was more difficult to really care about them until the last half of the movie when all the storylines started getting tied up. That said, 10 Years does manage to capture the feel of adults trying to assimilate their current maturity with their former divisions and “cliques” common among high-schoolers.

    I love the idea of this movie, as there is much opportunity for stories about shameless past deeds, long-time loves, and other topics that make up a large part of the film industry, to be incorporated with the under-explored category of reunions. In fact, many of those same topics are covered in 10 Years, which made it overall a film that I enjoyed, will likely watch again, though probably also one that I will find myself fast-forwarding through some of the lagging segments.
  3. Nov 19, 2012
    Teen Years has an akward phrase but it does good in the end.
  4. Aug 26, 2013
    Probably not. It's difficult to see what attracted such an ensemble cast to this mediocre, underwhelming school reunion yarn.

    Most people's
    own school reunion's are uninteresting enough and the array of characters in 10 Years do not strike enough of a chord with the audience to make their story engaging. The characters are introduced almost en-mass and it's really difficult to invest in anyone in particular, especially considering the typical run of the mill issues and relationships involved, old flames, bullies, the popular girl etc., that all took place ten years ago.

    The script does achieve some small levels of poignancy, the highlight being Oscar Isaac's song written for his secret high school crush, and their are a few funny running gags throughout but ultimately the reunion finishes, the story is told and my detachment from it left me wondering what was the point in watching.
  5. Jul 14, 2013
    10 Years is a movie to see once and forget. It falls into category of comedy drama that offers some good moments but at the same time nothing in particular. It is not a bad movie, but not enough good to raise it above dull mediocrity. Expand