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The Top 10 Films of 2010

Outsiders were in on screen in 2010
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 21, 2010

 

10. A PROPHET
Jacques Audiard's harrowing, convulsive film is about a prophet who says little but sees all. Accepting nihilism as a starting point, Malik El Djebena hides behind seeming innocence, manipulating the cruelty, greed, and hatred of others and exploiting those who would exploit him to gain power. A 19-year-old processed into prison for some unspecified crime, he's a blank slate who, Yojimbo-like, learns to play one side against the other and come out a winner. Audiard wins too, with a style as stark and ruthless as his protagonist's calculations.

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