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  • Summary: The Ten is comprised of ten blasphemous and hysterical stories inspired by the Biblical Commandments, each told in a different style, but with characters and themes that overlap. The film is held together by a narrator who, in turn, has his own moral problems. (THINKFilm)
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. Devious and inspired enough to juice you past any weak spots. Thou shalt be amused.
  2. 75
    The early, explosively funny skits and a loose, engagingly adventurous spirit are enough to ensure this uneven but often delightful project the cult fame that accompanies pretty much everything associated with Stella mainstay Wain.
  3. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Second feature from duo David Wain and Ken Marino of comedy group the State is, like their "Wet Hot American Summer," uneven but often hilarious.
  4. A “Decalogue” for special-ed students, The Ten leans too often toward the bizarre and the bewildering. And though rough sex is a recurring motif, the movie’s overall tone is less blasphemous than raunchy.
  5. 50
    The funniest and arguably most envelope-pushing episode stars Winona Ryder as a newlywed who falls in love on her honeymoon - and steals the object of her lust: a ventriloquist's dummy.
  6. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    The Ten has one foot in "Monty Python's Meaning of Life" and another in their "Life of Brian," but ultimately we get the David Letterman School of Comedy: mediocre jokes continually repeated until they sometimes become uncomfortably funny.
  7. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    The Ten is a virtually snicker-free exercise in audience pain. It's less a movie than an endurance test.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. SidneyJ.
    Aug 7, 2007
    "The Ten' really is amazing. The humor really does take some getting used to but when I saw it a second time (i've seen it three times now, already) I could not stop laughing! Wain and Marino have, again, produced their own brand of comedy that is unlike any of the other crap that has been shoved into movie theaters for the past several years. This is a must see. Expand
  2. JacquesR.
    Aug 4, 2007
    David Wain & Ken Marino are geniuses. It was great seeing them last Saturday night at the Nuart for the Wet Hot American Summer midnight show. Their Q & A had me rolling, but not as much as this movie did. You'd be a fool for not seeing this. These blowhard critics above who think the movie is blasphemous are completely humorless. Let them go see Hot Rod or Who's Your Caddy or whatever other benign milquetoast "comedy" is out there. I'll probably see this 3 or 4 more times, depending on how long it stays at the Landmark. Expand
  3. GregB.
    Aug 4, 2007
    I was blown away by this movie - I wasn't familiar with a lot of the people involved and honestly wasn't expecting much. It's hilarious, like laughing so hard your stomach hurts from beginning to end hilarious. Haven't seen a movie this funny in a long long time. Smart, inventive, and entertaining. Expand
  4. Hughie
    Aug 1, 2007
    Uneven, but lots of fun, especially the last segment.
  5. JoshB.
    Aug 5, 2007
    Weird but funny.
  6. C.B.
    Aug 18, 2007
    I'm a huge fan of David Wain and the whole STATE crew, but this film was disappointing. There are many laughs, but the movie just doesn't hold together... Expand
  7. ChrisM.
    Aug 4, 2007
    Too many rape jokes!

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