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Based on 8 Reviews
critic reviews (8)
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  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The kids are magnetic. show more

  • 50
    Washington Post

    Less weird than "Spellbound" and less fun than your average episode of "America's Top Model," Ten9Eight shoots for the moon, but scans like the background noise at a philanthropic retreat. show more

  • 50
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    If Ten9Eight brings NFTE to the attention of you, your child, or your school administrator, that’s probably all that matters. show more

  • 60
    Time Out New York

    One of the main explanations for our country’s inner-city high-school dropout rate is that public education doesn’t teach skills applicable to life outside the classroom. Director Mary Mazzio’s film, part documentary and part public-service announcement, offers a plausible alternative, which may prompt a discussion of totally revamping standard curriculum. show more

  • 60
    The New York Times

    It’s the type of film you might expect to see at a fund-raising dinner or a convention banquet, not in a commercial theater. That said, it’s a very well-made piece of boosterism. show more

  • 50
    Los Angeles Times

    Spending more observational time with her smart, resilient and stirringly positive subjects -- even seeing less-edited footage of their business plan speeches -- might have helped sell her inspirational story. show more

  • 40
    Village Voice

    A glorified informercial, complete with enough blandly upbeat guitar-cues to power all 22 seasons of "Real World" intros. show more

  • 50
    Nathan Rabin The A.V. Club

    Like "Art & Copy," Ten9Eight is blindingly slick, with a glossy visual aesthetic more rooted in music videos and commercials than cinéma vérité. show more

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