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The Ten (2007)



Critic 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.

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Composed of 10 vignettes, each one inspired by one of the Biblical commandments, "The Ten" is an irreverent but hilarious illustration of how bad behavior makes for good comedy. With each story told in a different style, but containing overlapping characters and themes, the film is a grand burlesque boasting an all-star cast that puts the sin back in cinema.

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Paul Rudd
as Jeff Reigert
Gretchen Mol
as Gloria Jennings
Adam Brody
as Stephen Montgomery
Famke Janssen
as Gretchen Reigert
Winona Ryder
as Kelly La Fonda
Oliver Platt
as Marc Jacobson
Jessica Alba
as Liz Anne Blazer
Liev Schreiber
as Ray Johnson
Justin Theroux
as Jesus Christ
Ron Silver
as Fielding Barnes
Thomas Lennon
as Scotty Pale
Ken Marino
as Dr Glenn Ritchie
A.D. Miles
as Oliver Jennings
Rob Corddry
as Duane Rosenblum
David Wain
as Abe Grossman
Joe Lo Truglio
as Paul Mardino
Janeane Garofalo
as Nuclear Power Plant Shift Supervisor Beth Soden
Todd Holoubek
as Camera Man Stuart Blumberg
Mather Zickel
as Louis La Fonda
Michael Ziegfield
as Harlan Swallow
Jason Sudeikis
as Tony Contiella
Ali Marsh
as `Entertainment Beat' Host Greerge Reardon
Edmond Genest
as Governor Beaumont Hutchins
Jon Hamm
as Skydiving Guide Chris Knarl
Cedric Sanders
as Greg Jaffe
H. Jon Benjamin
as Junkie Jerry Park
Arlen Escarpeta
as Todd Jaffe
Bobby Cannavale
as Lying Rhino Body
Robert Ben Garant
as Landlord Izzy Mavis
Rashida Jones
as Hostess Rebecca Fornier
Andrew Dawson
as Marty McBride
Zandy Hartig
as Sally Johnson
Michael Ian Black
as Prison Guard Jambert Saivon
Michael Showalter
as Police Lt. Flarn Bleern
John Tormey
as Junkie Jerry Park
Charlie McDermott
as Jake Johnson
Joe Passaro
as Xylophone Player Clovis Handleman
Jerry Grayson
as Junkie Floyd Congril Dillon
Zak Orth
as Prosecutor/Tour Guide Barge Michaelson
Reed Birney
as Jim Stansel
Jason Antoon
as Salazar "Fred" McBairn
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Critic Reviews for The Ten

All Critics (82) | Top Critics (28)

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

January 15, 2008 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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

August 30, 2007 | Rating: 1/5

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

August 23, 2007 | Rating: 2/5

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.

August 17, 2007 | Rating: 2/4

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

August 17, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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.

August 17, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Ten


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 series "Mad TV" and "The State.") Par for the anthology course, some are funny (the twins looking for their real father) and some are duds.

Greg S
Greg S

Super Reviewer

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 worst comedies I've ever seen, along with Epic Movie and Evan Almighty. Believe it or not, but I even think Evan Almighty was a little less bad, as it at least had respectable actors and a cool CGI flood in the end. Too bad it didn't sweep away this piece of trash in the process. I can't quite put my finger on it, but there was just something about the writing that felt very lame, childish and dumb. Maybe some people find it hilarious (after a lobotomy or two), but I certainly didn't. Sure, it was original in the sense that it comprised of ten small stories (based on the ten commandments), but the jokes weren't funny at all, so the only thing that kept it somewhat alive for me was the actual storytelling, which gave it a little merit entertainment-wise. But that's about the only positive thing I can say about this so-called comedy. I can't believe I sat through the whole thing. Avoid if you know what's best for you!

Mike S
Mike S

Super Reviewer

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 this random, hit or miss style of humor which truly buries itself in the ground. It consists of sketches based off the ten commandments and tries to be satirical, but ends up devoid of meaning. Overall, its just a stupid movie. I think Paul Rudd is awesome, but he just couldn't save this mess of a film.

Chris Miele
Chris Miele

Super Reviewer

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