The Whole Ten Yards
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Stepping in for Jonathan Lynn, director Howard Deutch helmed this sequel to the 2000 surprise hit The Whole Nine Yards. All of the principal cast members are back as Oz (Matthew Perry) finds himself in need of help from hitman Jimmy "The Tulip" (Bruce Willis) when Oz's wife (and Jimmy's ex-wife), Cynthia (Natasha Henstridge), is kidnapped by the brother of the Hungarian gangster from the first film. However, now settled down into a more quiet life, Jimmy takes some coaxing to get back into the crime game. Amanda Peet also returns as Jill.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 4%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Every joke is stretched to the breaking point, and no one seems to be having any fun."
‑ Hank Sartin, Chicago Reader
"... an utter disaster."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"This appalling mess of a movie just isn't funny."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Mostly overacted and overblown, the script tries to make 'outlandish' into outrageous but hardly ever manages it. Missing is the element of some discernible sense of reality that is essential to black comedy."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Just rent Sexy Beast."
‑ Michael Szymanski,
"Inconsistencies in tone are minor when compared to the confusion created by the editor's butchery."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Will go anywhere for a gag."
‑ Mark Jenkins, Washington Post
"Unfunny, badly acted, and made solely for the purposes of big paychecks this film is just utterly embarrassing and nonsensical. This is mindless drivel, without being able to call itself a guilty pleasure."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The script is so bland it barely musters a whole ten laughs."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"The magic is now gone because we've seen the wizard's tricks."
‑ Bill Beyrer,
"A heavily made up Kevin Pollak -- (over)playing a Hungarian gangster -- best sums up the mood: 'Thees ees reminding me of my favoreet soup opera.'"
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, Village Voice
"Leaden, laugh-free, lacking anything resembling a heart, mind or soul."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Proof that most sequels should be avoided, "The Whole Ten Yards" vaporizes the humor of its superior 1999 precursor."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"While most sequels have nowhere to go, this sequel has nowhere it wants to go, and while most movie failures are unoriginal, this mess is simply uninspired."
‑ Steven Snyder, Zertinet Movies
"One must ask why sequels such as this come to be."
‑ Mark Collette, Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
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