These are films that I've seen over the years that I've either liked or loved, but A LOT of people…
If He'd meant the commandments literally, He'd have written them in stone.
Ten stories, each inspired by one of the ten commandments.
A certain critic described this film 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…
The Ten is a comedy-anthology with a segment for each of the ten commandments. I had absolutely no idea what this was when it started, I just found a movie on Netflix with Winona Ryder and hit play. To my surprise (and delight) a few of the segments had the likes of Rob Corddry and H. Jon Benjamin! I even spotted Janeane Garofalo.
The framing device had Paul Rudd breaking the fourth wall, talking to us (the audience) and frankly, it was fairly stupid. The humor in The Ten didn't appeal to me on a whole, but there were a few bits inserted here and there which made me laugh.
After watching The Ten-cowriter Ken Marino in Bad Milo! recently,…
Only two of the ten shorts were consistently funny, with the rest being a bit too crude and ridiculous for my liking.
David Wain has let me down with this one, no where near as good as Wet Hot American Summer
I like to watch this movie while eating some fast food. You know, MacDownald's, Boourger King, Woondy's.
Even if they aren't always amazing, David Wain's comedies manage to provide a sense of joy and fun that's sorely lacking in today's cynical and ironic times.
Krzysztof Kieslowski can rest assorted that his Decalogue will still remain the definitive Ten Commandments anthology.
This is a really odd film.
Essentially it's 10 shorts that share characters, building a mini-universe in which the most bizarre things occur, linked together by the rather tenuous theme of the Ten Commandments, and a narrator who is caught up in his own drama.
It is pretty ridiculous throughout, a clear parody of similar compilation films.
As too how funny it is, as always that is completely subjective, but I found it amusing enough to keep me watching and smiling throughout.
Okay okay okay… you caught me. Sometimes I start to write reviews while I'm still watching the movie. Sometimes I even finish them when they seem so much to be exactly what they looked like from afar in my head, as this movie did. So, I wrote all the stuff below the line by about the hour mark. And then, Winona came back in the 7th segment, in which she falls in love with a puppet, and basically it was the best surprise in this Winonathon so far and probably the best thing she's done in the past 15 years. It has to be seen to be believed - it's pure Winona, quirky Winona, acting Winona, unhinged Winona, all at…
Enjoyable anthology comedy based around the Ten Commandments, directed by David Wain and with an all-star cast. It's a bit hit and miss but overall good fun.
How this got made is beyond me
I can't say it is good, I'd sooner say it is bad. But, I like everyone in it and I did laugh several times. So overall, it's just a goof and dumb fun but the cast almost makes it worthwhile.
I miss anthology comedies. Flicks like Amazon Women on the Moon and Kentucky Fried Movie were staples for me as a youngun, and it's a shame the tradition has not been carried on (anyone tries to mention Movie 43 to me, and so help me there'll be trouble)
So I was quite delighted to find this flick as I was browsing through Netflix... a series of semi-connected shorts based around the Ten Commandments... featuring such great moments as Oliver Platt playing Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ron Silver lecturing a ventriloquist and Paul Rudd dating Dianne Wiest, to name just a few.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Making smart, dumb comedies is an underappreciated art form. For every awesomely clever, but silly movie, like Airplane or Blazing Saddles, you get dozens of just plain dumb, dumb comedies, like anything with “Movie” in its title. On TV, Tina Fey is a master of smart dumbness. And in movies, I think the best director out there right now might be David Wain. He had a surprise hit with Role Models, then an unfair flop with Wanderlust. And in 2014, he made one of the best spoof movies since the afore mentioned Airplane, with They Came Together. But before all that, he was still figuring out how to best present his version of smart, dumbness, with The Ten.
This movie is comedy gold and I don't trust anyone who doesn't think so.
Sadly based on critical consensus, the number of people I am allowed to trust are minimal.
I can see why this didn't really find it's niche. It's intelligent enough to lampoon the Dekalog, but the humor might not necessarily appeal to those that have sought out the Dekalog.
Like most sketch comedy, it's hit or miss. The first few sketches are kinda forgettable, but they do setup characters that will be re-used later. And the last few sketches are actually pretty damn good. It's a slow burn, but I went from skeptical to amused by the end.