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Review: 10 Years

By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  September 27, 2012
3.0 3.0 Stars

No one has had a better year than Channing Tatum. And in Jamie Linden's high-school reunion picture 10 Years, where his charisma and natural likeability work as the glue holding together about 20 major characters, it becomes clear why. Sure, some of the reunion's subplots — like Aubrey Plaza as a newlywed troubled by the revelation of her man's past as a "wigger" — are expendable, but all the pieces coalesce into a worthwhile whole. This is a "hang-out" movie — at its worst when it attempts high drama and at its best when it strands a group of characters in a room to bullshit for the camera (better than the various romantic overtures are scenes of Tatum, Oscar Isaac, and Anthony Mackie smoking weed in their cars). It's the people, not the plot, that win us over. This could have ended up feeling like a B-list New Year's Eve, but it's more like Dazed and Confused: Ten Years Later. For such a film, there's no greater compliment, and for Tatum, no better proof of his stardom.

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