The Whole Nine Yards Reviews

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Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The actors exhibit a surprising inconsistency of tone in their performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
January 1, 2000
Almost everybody wants Matthew Perry dead in The Whole Nine Yards. This would be a good thing if it were to stop him from making more movies.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
April 6, 2004
Comes as close as a movie can to being a successful comedy without making it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
January 1, 2000
Uun ejemplo más de que en Hollywood siguen haciendo falta las buenas ideas y, sobretodo, quien las lleve a cabo
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
The film is funny in a crass way.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Please -- no more mob comedies. No more bad ones like this, at least.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 1/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Yards is underwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
It's like one of those late Blake Edwards comedies in which very little is working, but you have to admire the attempt at some physical humor.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 1, 2000
A movie that might have seemed amusing a couple of decades and four or five rewrites ago, but plays like an unsold sitcom in the post-Sopranos world.
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
The Whole Nine Yards does not go the distance.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Wacky and heartless.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 10, 2001
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
January 1, 2000
A witless, listless muck-up that sends you reeling from the theater with thoughts of suicide instead of a chipper grin.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
February 14, 2002
Perry saves the day with his inspired fish-out-of-water silliness.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
April 11, 2004
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
April 4, 2011
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 4, 2011
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Jonathan Beller
PopMatters
January 1, 2000
Lesley M. Smith
PopMatters
January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Xan Brooks
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 4, 2011

Irish Times
January 1, 2000

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

Hollywood.com
October 20, 2002
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