Ten
Ten (2003)

Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami directs the austere, rigidly stylized film 10. The film consists of ten scenes, all taking place in a car with the same female driver. The camera remains motionless during all ten sequences and stays… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 2, 2004
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ten turns a conversational car ride into a gritty and compelling character study full of real emotion while providing an intriguing look into the lives of women in contemporary Iranian culture.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

A major minimalist departure for Kiarostami.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Ten may strain your patience but that's the high-stakes gamble of this provocative project.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Often provokes humor and refreshing insights.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

A very interesting film, despite structural limitations that keep it from approaching greatness.

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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times

A conceptual tour de force and a brainiac's road movie, Abbas Kiarostami's Ten goes from chilly abstraction to hot emotion in less than 60 seconds.

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Greg Muskewitz
eFilmCritic.com

... [S]ticking with it provides further insight into Kiarostami's psychology and society ...

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Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle

A rare chance for viewers to eavesdrop on everyday talk in Tehran that, although fictionalized, must approximate what really happens in Iran's busy capital.

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John Powers
L.A. Weekly

One of the year's finest movies.

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David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

A fine film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Totalmente realista! uma visão do mundo reprimido das mulheres iranianas. Um grande debate sobre a sociedade, que ocorre todo dentro de um carro. Prende o… More
Lesley N
Documentary about a woman taxi driver's life in Tehran, told solely by filming conversations between her and her passengers over a 48-hour period.… More
Ross Collins
Hmmm... a bit too arty for me! Filmed like a home video and entirely shot in one Iranian women's car, this film explores both Iranian and womens' life… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Ten" is a collection of digitally shot vignettes centered around an unknown driver in Iran. She is in her 30's, been… More