Ten Synopsis
An Iranian (Mania Akbari) grapples with her anxieties about men.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Iran's greatest filmmaker is fond of stripping personalities bare through conversations they have while riding in cars. Here he pushes his...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Jonathan Curiel
A minimalist film, Ten looks and feels like a documentary. At the end, there is no big denouement, but a profound realization that the...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The new Abbas Kiarostami film is called Ten, and in it something amazing happens: nothing.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A film made by a master, with a simplicity that is really revolutionary. It's a work capable of changing the ways you look at the movies -...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A glimpse into a society that has grown more open, more free, and also more casually selfish in its interpersonal aggression.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Inexpensively shot on digital video, it's an invaluable work of art.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Ten may strain your patience but that's the high-stakes gamble of this provocative project.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Breezy, entertaining and enlightening.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The already minimalist filmmaker has gone positively threadbare with Ten, a movie that feels as if there was no director on the set. For...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The shame is that more accessible Iranian directors are being neglected in the overpraise of Kiarostami.
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