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28 out of 44 people found the following review useful:
Boring and Derivative, 23 November 2006
Author: chris-4071 from United States
I should've realised it was a sign of things to come when the trailer
for this film bored me.
Having watched several "indie" films on the strength of the reviews on here, and subsequently finding that my view is completely opposite to those other reviewers, I began wondering if it's possible I am watching completely different films from these people, or are they perhaps friends/family etc of the film makers trying to 'big up' their work? Hmmm.
Are you interested in seeing an amateur's homage to Pulp Fiction and 11:14, except done with worse actors, a silly score (undermines various scenes) and unbelievable jumps in logic? If not, then skip this film.
Here is my open letter to two of the players in this film.
Alfonso Morgan, please, please, please, stop trying to 'be' Samuel L Jackon a la Pulp Fiction. No-one can do what he does as well as he does.
Director, please come up with something original. It does you a disservice to churn out this stuff pretending to be Quentin Tarantino.
Simply dire, and I really cannot see how anyone could say this is a good film. It is a disgrace that people have somehow managed to put a score of 8.5 on this, the same as films like Pulp fiction or Goodfellas. It is no-where near these movies; a 4 or 5 would be a more reasonable average rating, I give it a 3.
21 out of 36 people found the following review useful:
Tremendous Indie Thriller, 9 February 2006
Author: picklefuzzy from United States
I caught this at SF Indiefest and didn't know what to expect beyond a
tired retreat of "Momento" or "Pulp Fiction". But I was extremely
surprised and impressed - "Ten 'til Noon" is a true original, a
terrifically involving, funny thriller that is able to consistently
surprise the audience.
Well-acted, well-shot, and much slicker than the other low-budget fair at the festival, this movie is actually able to reinvent itself every ten minutes with significant shifts in tone, yet it never feels jarring or that somehow we've wandered into a different film. The result is a brilliant, wide-ranging view of a very small event (a 10 minute crime), and how it both effects and is effected by the players involved.
One should be warned that the movie has it's fair share of potentially offensive stuff - sex, violence, language, and homosexuality, all presented in somewhat extreme fashion, which is a surprise given the overly mature, sober tone and pace of much of the film.
If you have a chance to catch this film, do so. We, as an audience, aren't lucky enough to have a lot of movies like this out there.
18 out of 31 people found the following review useful:
Creativity melded with style, 27 April 2006
Author: againstdan from United States
this film has the correct components to make a smart, sexy, funny, thriller that keeps the viewer glued while a complex plot is unfolded in a series of events that occur during the same ten min. period on the same day. the writing for the film is edgy and well done with great visual and audible sarcasm and dark humor. the acting is all well done and the actors help portray a cool style and sleek visual that aids the film in being the noir piece that it is, i highly recommend this film to anyone that is a fan of pulp fiction, Jackie brown, reservoir dogs, and any David Mamet film. the fact that this film was a low budget effort should not deter you from seeing this creative film. the cost of the film does not even begin to affect the quality of this picture or the caliber of the portrayed talent. the movie itself comes off as a polished, sleek film that doesn't fail to impress and enjoy.
6 out of 8 people found the following review useful:
Ouch - suck alert, 9 August 2007
Author: winterpage from Lao People's Democratic Republic
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Honestly, people who gave this movie a ten would have given 100 for
pulp fiction. This is the level that we are dealing with here.
The movie isn't bad but no way is it like "OMG, the best movie since Pulp Fiction!". Some people have incredibly low expectations for movies, even those of indie variety. Personally, I found my interest in the movie waned after the half-hour mark. The plot defies logic and belief. You have got to hear the part about why the wife did what she did in order "to save her husband". Yeah, right. I guarantee that you would walk out of the theatre thinking, "hmm, now that doesn't make sense at all." This is one movie in which you really need to suspend all logic and belief.
Those who said that the music score is good were probably listening to their MP3 players. It absolutely killed the movie in some parts.
In conclusion, watch the movie only if you have nothing particular important to do. I give this a three because there is one long sex sequence in the motel which is decent.
7 out of 10 people found the following review useful:
Audacious, gimmicky, twisty - and empty, 27 July 2007
"Ten 'til Noon" is one of those films that are more interesting for their form rather than their content. The concept (how different but interconnecting characters spend 10 minutes of their life, from 11:50 to 12:00 p.m) is intriguing, the twists (that come when the concept is finally broken) are genuinely unexpected, the acting is fine (Rayne Guest, in perhaps the film's trickiest role, is both explosively sexy and a good actress), the direction is perfectly OK for the budget, but ultimately the film is little more than an exercise in gimmickry (even having a 5-minute epilogue sequence AFTER some of the end credits have rolled), with a few Tarantino influences also evident (mostly in the dialogue). Overall, I'd say it's worth seeing for its sheer audacity. (**)
12 out of 20 people found the following review useful:
Today's art school project: Mimic pulp fiction in narrative style., 29 November 2006
Author: dilbertsuperman from Baghdad
This is the caliber of a great film school project, which is a bit
below a poor theatrical release. The script has lots of twists and the
narration is told out of sequence from various perspectives all
covering the same 10 minutes or so and is worth a look on a boring day.
It's not a blockbuster but if you have a pulp fiction itch and want to see a movie that wishes it was pulp fiction but couldn't quite pull it off due to poor acting and limp action sequences- this is it.
Not a bad way to waste a Saturday afternoon, I liked it even though it had some super amateur moments like checking the pulse of a person with leather gloves on, an assassin that wears high heels to work, etc.
There are some sexually perverse scenes and I applaud it for that if nothing else. This movie tried pretty hard to be pulp fictiony but it's just OK-amateur in the end. PLOT: A guy is going to meet an unusual fate in ten minutes- see it from all the angles and pretend this is pulp fiction or something.
14 out of 24 people found the following review useful:
What a tweest!, 22 November 2006
Author: bigflavor from United States
Watching this movie didn't make me angry. It wasn't good enough to make
me angry. It was shallow, the writing was bad, so the acting was par to
it. The actors themselves seemed fine.
The story wasn't interesting, the settings weren't interesting, however the shots were interesting.
Worth watching? Not really.
Worth watching on a Saturday morning with the blinds drawn nursing a hang over? Sure.
It's far from the Usual Suspects, in fact, I gave the movie a 5 because I felt it was my duty to lower the current misleading rating.
I'd rather just watch episodes of 24.
6 out of 10 people found the following review useful:
I hope no one ever has to go through the pain of watching this movie!!, 14 September 2007
Author: (julia_lepage) from New Zealand
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Worst movie ever!! Its not clever or funny or thought provoking. 84
minutes of bad actors doing their best with an awful script.
Acting was so bad that you can see the dead people breathing.
Maybe the writer/director combination believed they were Quentin Tarantino or something (you know make a movie about nothing still cool) but failed miserably.
I hope the writer never makes another movie EVER!! not everyone is born a writer, sometimes we need to count our losses and go back to being a bathroom attendant or whatever.
Please don't watch this movie, even on mute with the stereo going its still a painful 84 mins.
13 out of 25 people found the following review useful:
Thriller with a twist., 28 April 2006
Author: adkins53 from United States
I recently had the privilege to view the motion picture Ten 'Til Noon. This movie is an edgy flick that's not for the whole family. It has many twists and turns that keep you guessing. Just when you think you knew what's going on, you find that you didn't know. This movie has it all; suspense, laughter, violence, betrayal, sex and a surprising love story. The story is told in the same ten minutes of the different characters that are linked in what appears to be a home invasion robbery. My mood was apathetic when the movie first started, but as each tale evolved my interest peaked. I couldn't wait to see what was next, even though it was sometimes shocking. The movie reminded me of a Quentin Tarantino directed movie and it had some of the suspense of "The Usual Suspects". After the movie was over, I found myself wanting to see it again. I feel that it would have this effect on most people or it would completely turn you off. The only question I had was " what happened to Reuben?"
16 out of 31 people found the following review useful:
Weary of sequels? See TTN!, 11 November 2006
Author: imdb-16236 from United States
Personally, I am tired of remakes and sequels! I know the studios think they are safe financial bets, but c'mon, aren't the viewers deserving of some originality? Well, Ten Til Noon, will keep you on the edge of your seat, wondering what will happen next from beginning until end! Parts of it will have you squirming in your seat and in the next minute your seat will be shaking with laughter! Excellent performances by all! An ending that will surprise the best of sleuths and a freshness that you will find in few films! Check it out on the big screen if you can! If not, grab the DVD, popcorn and prepare yourself for a treat! Yes, I am purposely not telling you about the story! It will be the most interesting 70 minutes you have spent recently!
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