• R, 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jonathan Lynn
    In Theaters:
    Feb 18, 2000 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 18, 2000
  • Warner Home Video

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The Whole Nine Yards Reviews

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

September 7, 2011
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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April 4, 2011
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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April 4, 2011

Time Out
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January 26, 2006

Globe and Mail
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Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

April 25, 2003
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

June 18, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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| Original Score: 2.5/5

May 10, 2001
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Another of those 'zany' romantic comedies starring a cheeseball star from a sitcom series.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 1, 2000
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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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.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A subtle but unmistakable aura of jolliness sneaks from the screen during The Whole Nine Yards.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
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It's so plot heavy it never finds its nimble comic rhythm.

January 1, 2000
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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The movie relies far too much on killing off characters to tie up loose ends.

January 1, 2000
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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The Whole Nine Yards does not go the distance.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

January 1, 2000
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
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January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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The more frenzied the action gets, the duller the film becomes.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D

January 1, 2000
Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
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Yards is underwhelming.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 1, 2000
Sean Means
Film.com
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It produces some laughs.

January 1, 2000
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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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.

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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The actors exhibit a surprising inconsistency of tone in their performances.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Mike Clark
USA Today
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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

January 1, 2000
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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It's laugh-out-loud, side-splitting funny.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
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The Whole Nine Yards is a ragtag affair enlivened considerably by Willis' easygoing manner.

January 1, 2000
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
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Lacks both the good acting and a screenplay.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

January 1, 2000
Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
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Much of the film's 'charm' comes from the affection the characters have for each other.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

January 1, 2000
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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The Whole Nine Yards ends up on the undernourished side.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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The picture also allows its female leads to show their considerable stuff.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Wacky and heartless.

January 1, 2000
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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Judging from the dull light that pervades every scene, The Whole Nine Yards wasn't just all shot in the same place, it was all shot on the same day.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 1, 2000
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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The Whole Nine Yards a bright crowd-pleaser with a clever script.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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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.

January 1, 2000
Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Director Jonathan Lynn keeps the comedy rolling smoothly.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

January 1, 2000
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