The Whole Nine Yards
The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

In this black comedy, a criminal discovers a market for murder in the suburbs. After doing time in prison, mobster Jimmy the Tulip (Bruce Willis) moves to a suburban neighborhood. But Jimmy's new neighbors (Rosanna Arquette and Matthew… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 18, 2000
DVD Release Date: July 18, 2000
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite a charming cast, The Whole Nine Yards could only tickle half of the critics' funny bones. The other half thought it an underwelming, depressing sitcom.

Todd McCarthy

Director Jonathan Lynn keeps a loose rein on the nuttiness but never lets it get out of bounds and maintains the film's comic buoyancy throughout.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

The picture also allows its female leads to show their considerable stuff.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Some very funny moments, but not for kids.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A subtle but unmistakable aura of jolliness sneaks from the screen during The Whole Nine Yards.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Wacky and heartless.

Michael Dequina

There are a number of genuinely clever twists and ideas that it's unfortunate that someone decided to muck it up with cheap slapstick.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

The more frenzied the action gets, the duller the film becomes.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

The Whole Nine Yards a bright crowd-pleaser with a clever script.

Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Comes as close as a movie can to being a successful comedy without making it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
The Whole Nine Yards should have been a far better than what we got. The ingredients were here, but the script lacked to really make it a worthwhile comedy.… More
EightThirty .
10/06/2010 (DVD) Its seriously not serious, the type of flick that "takes a piss" out of "taking a piss", seriously. Quite an intelligent… More
Candy Rose
Great cast. Matthew Perry is very funny in this black comedy about a dentist whose wife hires a hit man to kill him. He gots caught up in mob contract killings.
Jason Robinson
Kind of cheesy, but highly entertaining.
Spencer S.
Funny, well though out, and great casting. Worth watching overall.
Cassie Hill
Very funny mob comedy. Matthew Perry brings excellant humor to the role of Oz who is a dentist from Chicago who lives in Montreal with his wife Sophie (played… More