The Ten

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The Ten ★★ 2007 (R)

Number eleven must be “thou shalt be funny,” because the lack of laughs in this collection of ten irreverent sketch-style short films based on the Ten Commandments is surely a sin of omission. Rudd plays the tablet-toting narrator who introduces each vignette, played out by a bevy of Hollywood B-listers. Yeah, a “thou shalt not steal” tale starring Winona Ryder is kinda clever, but the rest of the warped jokes have narrow appeal—some hit, others miss, and most are too smug to gauge when a gag has gone on too long. 93m/C DVD . US Paul Rudd, Jessica Alba, Adam Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Famke Janssen, Gretchen Mol, Justin Theroux, Winona Ryder, Rob Corddry, Oliver Platt, Ron Silver, Ken Marino; D: David Wain; W: Ken Marino, David Wain; C: Yaron Orbach; M: Craig (Shudder to Think) Wedren.