The Whole Nine Yards (2000)



Critic 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.

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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 Perry) soon figure out who he is. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Bruce Willis
as Jimmy `The Tulip' Tudeski
Matthew Perry
as Nicholas `Oz' Oseransky
Rosanna Arquette
as Sophie Oseransky
Michael Clarke Duncan
as Frankie Figs
Natasha Henstridge
as Cynthia Tudeski
Amanda Peet
as Jill St. Claire
Kevin Pollak
as Yanni Gogolack
Harland Williams
as Officer Steve
Carmen Ferland
as Sophie's Mom
Howard Bilerman
as Dave Martin
Johnny Goar
as Hungarian Hood
Deano Clavet
as Polish Pug
Stéphanie Biddle
as Jazz Singer
Charles Biddle
as Bass Player
Geoff Lapp
as Pianist
Gary Gold
as Drummer
Robert Burns
as Mr. Tourette
France Arbour
as Mrs. Boulez
Sean Devine
as Sgt. Buchanan
Richard Jutras
as Agent Morrissey
Mark Camacho
as Interrogator No. 1
Joanna Noyes
as Interrogator No. 2
John Moore
as Bank Manager
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All Critics (100) | Top Critics (26)

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.

December 31, 1999
Toronto Star
Top Critic

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.

December 31, 1999
USA Today
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

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.

December 31, 1999
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

The Whole Nine Yards does not go the distance.

December 31, 1999
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

The movie relies far too much on killing off characters to tie up loose ends.

December 31, 1999
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Whole Nine Yards


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. Some part were funny, but most of the time, the film failed to really take off and be something memorable for film fans. The material was quite interesting, but it should have been reworked to really make it a standout film. I really wanted to enjoy this, but I was disappointed with the result we got. Some parts are funny, but most of the time, the gags falls flat, and halfway through the film, everything just falls apart. I had heard some good things about this one, but overall it fails and it has minimal laughs. This could have been something great given a rewrite or two, but the plot ends up being tiresome and tedious with no sense of how it should conclude in an effective way. Luckily Bruce Willis was interesting in his role, unfortunately the script just didn't deliver on its ideas, and it ended up being a forgettable film not worth your time. This should have been good, but it starts off good, but ends up being a failure. This was a dull film to watch, and it just ended up being a missed opportunity to making something truly worthwhile. I think they had all the necessary ingredients to make this a great comedy, but a few things seemed out of place to really make it stick out a truly funny film the way it should have been. Don't watch this one, you'd be better off watching something else in terms of comedy and The Whole Nine Yards is a bland film definitely not worth your time.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer


Funny, well though out, and great casting. Worth watching overall.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

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