10 (1979) - Rotten Tomatoes


10 (1979)




Critic Consensus: Blake Edwards' bawdy comedy may not score a perfect 10, but Dudley Moore's self-deprecating performance makes this midlife crisis persistently funny.

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Blake Edwards' 10 stars Dudley Moore as George, a Mancini-type songwriter. Approaching middle age, George feels as if life is passing him by, especially his sex life. Despite the presence of longtime lady friend Sam (Julie Andrews) in his life, he becomes obsessed from afar with Jenny (Bo Derek), who is engaged to be married. Following her to Mexico without her knowledge, George arranges a meeting with Jenny by saving the life of her fiancé, David (Sam Jones). Once he has made her acquaintance, George suddenly finds himself faced with the realities of embarking on such an affair. Beyond renewing the popularity of Maurice Ravel's "Bolero" and turning Bo Derek into a star, upon its release, 10 was one of the most financially successful Blake Edwards films in years. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

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Dudley Moore
as George Webber
Bo Derek
as Jenny Hanley
Julie Andrews
as Samantha Taylor
Dee Wallace
as Mary Lewis
Sam Jones III
as David Hanley
Brian Dennehy
as Bartender
Max Showalter
as Reverend
Nedra Volz
as Mrs. Kissel
James Noble
as Fred Miles
Virginia Kiser
as Ethel Miles
John Hawker
as Covington
Deborah Rush
as Dental Assistant
Don Calfa
as Neighbor
John Hancock
as Dr. Croce
Lorry Goldman
as TV Director
Arthur Rosenberg
as Pharmacist
Mari Gorman
as Waitress
Marcy Hanson
as Magazine Reader in Coffee Shop
William Lucking
as Policeman
Adrian Aron
as Party Guest
Gail Bowman
as Party Guest
Burke Byrnes
as Himself
Michael Champion
as Party Guest
Doug Sheehan
as Police Officer
Gregory Chase
as Party Guest
Ellen Clark
as Party Guest
Antonia Ellis
as Party Guest
John Chappell
as Man on Beach
Lynn Farrell
as Party Guest
Art Kassul
as Large Man
Jeanetta Arnette
as Party Guest
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Critic Reviews for 10

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (2)

A sporadically funny, marginally interesting fiasco that might have evolved into a memorable romantic comedy.

September 26, 2005 | Full Review…

Blake Edwards's 10 is perhaps the first comedy about terminal yearning. Like all great comedies, it deals with emotions very close to our hearts.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

'It's probably the writer/director's best film outside of the Pink Panther movies, and the portrait of the artist as a dirty aging man is one that still resonates today.'

April 4, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It has some gags - some are even quite funny - but not nearly enough.

September 14, 2020 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

A fascinating character study, bittersweet and insightful yet full of tremendous laughs.

August 27, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

10's tossed-off quality keeps it from greatness, but it also distinguishes it from the great mass of contemporary comedies smoothed to a shiny, edgeless formula. [Blu-ray]

February 11, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 10

It is surprising that this excellent film is so underrated and has never been appreciated as it should be. Dudley Moore is a great actor and a great comedian, and this is a hilarious story that takes a very honest look at the middle age crisis and inchoate yearnings.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Wow, I saw this such a long time ago, I barely remember it, I should see it again, maybe it's better than I think?

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

A nice comedic melodrama with some good performances. It's not as good as some have hailed it as being, but it's good enough for a watch every once in a while. As far as cinematic midlife crises go, stick with American Beauty. It is rather dated, but because it is, it actually provides a nice look at the sexual excesses of an era before the AIDS pandemic- which I kind of liked.

Chris Weber
Chris Weber

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