Ten (2003)

A drama that consists of a series of ten conversations that take place between the driver of a car, a middle-class Tehran woman in her 30's, and various passengers, including her young son.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 5, 2003
DVD 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.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

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

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

... [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: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
For an experimental film made in such a simple and minimalist way (mostly improvised by non-professional actors), it is always fascinating to observe how it… 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
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