New York Times - 08/15/2006
"Filmed in shades of brown and gray and slathered in blood, its world is as drab and menacing as that of DONNIE BRASCO..."
Box Office - 10/01/2006 3 stars out of 5 -- "[Moresco] infuses the film with a gritty atmosphere and a pervasive sense of disappointment and deceit....Invigorated by intense lead performances..."
James Marsden stars as Tommy, an ex-Marine who gets roped into going undercover in the old neighborhood in this film from CRASH co-writer Robert Moresko. Giovanni Ribisi plays his cousin Joey, the slightly unhinged boss of the local crime family--they've been friends since they were kids. Brad Renfro is Vincent, Tommy's dim-witted younger brother and Joey's right-hand man after Tommy left to join the Marines. There are lots of violent flashbacks to when all these guys brawled around the old neighborhood and went to mob funerals. Now there's a villainous Italian drug lord trying to seize control and a turf war is imminent. It's up to Tommy to take the drug lord down without getting his little brother killed or Joey indicted in the process. Piper Perabo (COYOTE UGLY) is Tommy's love interest, an attractive mob widow now tending bar at a strip club co-owned by the coke-snorting thug who killed her husband (Dash Mihok). Episodic and entertaining, 10th AND WOLF plays out like a greatest-hits collection of scenes from other mob movies, but this is not a bad thing. An array of well-known names show up in bit parts: Leslie Ann Warren is great as Joey's falling-down-drunk of a mother, Dennis Hopper is an old-time Mafia guy, Val Kilmer is a deranged bar patron, Tommy Lee (ex of Motley Crue and Pamela Anderson) is one of Joey's crew, and Brian Dennehy is an unscrupulous federal agent.