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The Whole Ten Yards (2004)

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Average Rating: 2.8/10
Reviews Counted: 118
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 113

A strained, laugh-free sequel, The Whole Ten Yards recycles its predecessor's cast and plot but not its wit or reason for being.

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Average Rating: 3.2/10
Critic Reviews: 33
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 31

A strained, laugh-free sequel, The Whole Ten Yards recycles its predecessor's cast and plot but not its wit or reason for being.

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Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry reprise their roles as a killer for hire and a dentist with a bad case of nerves in this sequel to the comedy hit The Whole Nine Yards. Former hitman Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski (Bruce Willis) has retired from his life of crime and is living a quiet life of cooking and housekeeping in Mexico, despite the fact his wife, Jill (Amanda Peet), a would-be hired killer, still wants to keep her hand in the business. Tudeski has been able to convince the authorities he's dead

Jul 27, 2004

$16.2M

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All Critics (119) | Top Critics (33) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (113) | DVD (14)

Every joke is stretched to the breaking point, and no one seems to be having any fun.

January 8, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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Inconsistencies in tone are minor when compared to the confusion created by the editor's butchery.

April 17, 2004 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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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.'

April 13, 2004 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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... an utter disaster.

April 12, 2004 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Will go anywhere for a gag.

April 9, 2004
Washington Post
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Leaden, laugh-free, lacking anything resembling a heart, mind or soul.

April 9, 2004
Washington Post
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This appalling mess of a movie just isn't funny.

December 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

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.

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Proof that most sequels should be avoided, "The Whole Ten Yards" vaporizes the humor of its superior 1999 precursor.

April 19, 2009 Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com
ColeSmithey.com

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.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

The script is so bland it barely musters a whole ten laughs.

April 1, 2006 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

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.

October 5, 2005 Full Review Source: Zertinet Movies
Zertinet Movies

Just rent Sexy Beast.

December 19, 2004 Full Review Source: Zap2it.com
Zap2it.com

The magic is now gone because we've seen the wizard's tricks.

November 4, 2004 Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com
CinemaBlend.com

One must ask why sequels such as this come to be.

September 16, 2004
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Através de uma edição ligeira, procura nos convencer de que algo engraçado está acontecendo e que há uma dinâmica autêntica entre seus personagens. Não há e não está.

July 22, 2004 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

Please, please, please. I'm begging you, Hollywood: Don't even think about making The Whole Eleven Yards.

June 22, 2004 Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

98 minutes of mirth-free entertainment.

June 22, 2004 Full Review Source: BBC

Utterly pointless sequel that fails to generate even a single laugh.

June 19, 2004 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

Somehow I doubt we'll be seeing 'The Whole Eleven Yards'.

June 5, 2004 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

Nowhere near as good as the first film, and that one wasn't too brilliant either.

May 8, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

A lazy, dumb, irrelevant sequel to 2000's "The Whole Nine Yards." It gathers together most of its predecessor's cast and puts out a contract on their careers.

April 30, 2004 Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Because the cast is having so much fun, it's hard to blame them when the film becomes almost persistently unfunny.

April 24, 2004 Full Review Source: FilmJerk.com
FilmJerk.com

Disoriented by characters always shooting and yelling at him, Chandler spends the film tripping over furniture and slamming into doors.

April 22, 2004 Full Review

Why do movies like this happen?

April 19, 2004 Full Review
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Audience Reviews for The Whole Ten Yards

The gang get together again to get more money. Not as interesting as first movie but still quite funny. Good cast.
April 22, 2010
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T Tsang

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I actually preferred the sequel to the original. It's not a great film but some of the spiel between the two leads is very funny. Kevin Pollak was quite funny too and points for being unpredictable!
April 22, 2010
SirPant

Super Reviewer

They missed each other. This time, their aim is better.
December 15, 2009
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