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Much of the group responsible for MTV's The State -- including director/actor David Wain and performers Ken Marino, Kerri Kenney-Silver, and Joe Lo Truglio -- reunite for this outrageous, irreverent, and raunchy sketch comedy, which skewers the Ten Commandments. In the framing sequences, comedian Paul Rudd (who collaborated with much of the cast on Wet Hot American Summer and The Baxter) stands on a black stage with giant Biblical tablets projected behind him and promises to deliver ten mini-stories, each loosely based on one of the commandments, from "Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 37%

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"...brings to mind the fondly remembered Kentucky Fried Movie/Amazon Women on the Moon anthos from the '70s and '80s."
‑ Mark Bourne, Film.com
"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."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"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."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"Most of the segments are as clueless about their designated commandment as they are about what's supposed to be funny."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"The Ten is, while not "bad," nor "unfunny," surely not as good as it had ought to be."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Those worried about incurring God's wrath by seeing The Ten, don't concern yourselves -- by watching the film, you've suffered enough."
‑ Scott Craven, Arizona Republic
"Perhaps the Bible needs an 11th Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Bore. That might stem misfires such as The Ten."
‑ Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
"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."
‑ Rossiter Drake, San Francisco Examiner
"Some bits... are shockingly funny. Others, like the surgeon who causes a woman's death "as a goof," are just shocking without the funny."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"One guesses the talent that signed up for this negligible movie did so out of good will for Wain and Marino. Or maybe they all did it ... as a goof."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Thou shalt be funny. Thou, in this case, isn't."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"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."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"A blasphemous parody so painful to sit through it seems designed by the Almighty as punishment for heathens and sinners."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"Three of the comic segments in The Ten are sort of funny. Three others are just so-so. And the remaining four are just dumb, painfully unfunny and/or downright crude."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"we leave the theater feeling like we've just been at a church service that went on a little too long."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
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