The Ten
The Ten (2007)

The Good Book receives a good skewering as Wet Hot American Summer director David Wain teams with screenwriter Ken Marino to satirize the Ten Commandments. Winona Ryder, Gretchen Mol, Liev Schreiber, Famke Janssen, Rob Corddry, Ken Marino,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 15, 2008
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Although a few of the sketches that make up The Ten are humorous, the uneven and random tone of the film cause it to fall apart.

Mark Bourne
Film.com

...brings to mind the fondly remembered Kentucky Fried Movie/Amazon Women on the Moon anthos from the '70s and '80s.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

By flaunting its own stupidity, The Ten practically dares you not to laugh at it, like a stand-up comic who sells an unfunny joke through the ferocity of his delivery.

Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

The beyond-goofy collection of Commandment-inspired vignettes has funny moments, but it's a wildly uneven anthology, with three or four clunkers for every genuine chuckle.

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Scott Craven
Arizona Republic

Those worried about incurring God's wrath by seeing The Ten, don't concern yourselves -- by watching the film, you've suffered enough.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

Perhaps the Bible needs an 11th Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Bore. That might stem misfires such as The Ten.

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Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner

Rudd, whose wry deadpan proved indispensable in Judd Apatow comedies like 'The 40 Year-Old Virgin' and 'Knocked Up,' is used here mostly as a straight man, the host in charge of introducing stories that drift along without any real destination.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Thou shalt be funny. Thou, in this case, isn't.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

If there were Ten Commandments for filmmaking, one would certainly be: Thou shalt not pass off sketch comedy as a feature film, especially when charging $9 a ticket.

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Kam Williams
NewsBlaze

A blasphemous parody so painful to sit through it seems designed by the Almighty as punishment for heathens and sinners.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
A series of ten short comedies each centered around one of the ten commandments (i.e., it's the DECALOGUE re-imagined by an alumnus of the sketch comedy… More
Spencer S.
Actually quite funny. Reminds me of a Woody Allen mixed with Monty Python and Apatow. A general surprise.
Mike S
A certain critic described this movie as "The Best Comedy since Borat". I hardly agree. In fact, I would more likely argue The Ten to be one of the… More
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Cast: Paul Rudd, Winona Ryder, Jessica Alba, Ken Marino, Famke Janssen, Rob Corddry, Adam Brody, Gretchen Mol, Oliver Platt, Liev Schreiber Director: David… More
Chris Miele
The Ten is a really crazy movie. It feels more like an Adult Swim live action show then a movie and should of just been fifteen minutes long. This movie has… More
Michael Gildea
Not as funny as I was hoping or expecting, given the fact that EVERY member of The State was in this movie. A great cast but unfortunately most of them… More