The Whole Ten Yards (2003)



Critic Consensus: 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 thanks to dental records falsified by his former neighbor Nicholas "Oz" Oseransky (Matthew Perry), who lives in Los Angeles. But Oseransky discovers that not everyone is fooled by Tudeski's handiwork when his wife, Cynthia (Natasha Henstridge), is kidnapped by Lazlo Gogolak (Kevin Pollak) and his goons. Gogolak is a high-ranking member of the Hungarian mafia, and Tudeski previously murdered his son, so he's abducted Cynthia in order to get Oseransky to reveal the hired killer's current whereabouts. But Tudeski has come to like the quiet life, and isn't so sure he wants to face Gogolak and his crew for the sake of a jittery dentist who once did him a favor. Most of the principle cast of The Whole Nine Yards returned for this sequel, though director Howard Deutch stepped in to replace Jonathan Lynn, who was working on The Fighting Temptations when The Whole Ten Yards went into production.
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Bruce Willis
as Jimmy `the Tulip' Tudeski
Matthew Perry
as Nicholas Oseransky
Tasha Smith
as Julie
Tallulah Belle Willis
as Buttercup Scout
George Zapata
as Guy in Trunk No. 1
Carlo Zapata
as Guy in Trunk No. 2
McNally Sagal
as Maitre D'
Carl Ciarfalio
as Goon #1
Carl Cairfalio
as Goon No. 1
Doc Duhame
as Goon No. 2
Buck MacDancer
as Goon No. 3
Monte Perlin
as Goon No. 4
Ian Quinn
as Goon No. 5
Brad Orrison
as Goon No. 6
Ned Bellamy
as Man In Diner
Lou Beatty Jr.
as Bus Driver
Lily Kravets
as Birthday Guest No. 1
Jessica Flaherty
as Birthday Guest No. 2
Caitlin Morrison
as Birthday Guest No. 3
Barry Thompson
as Kiosk Vendor
Amy Peitz
as Waitress
Franck Pesce
as Policeman No. 1
Robert Rusler
as Policeman No. 2
Irene Lopez
as Mexican Woman
Irene Olga Lopez
as Mexican Woman
Julie Lott
as Bar Patron
Dusan Fager
as Stand In For Jimmy
Debbie Atkinson
as Stand In For Jill/Cynthia
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Critic Reviews for The Whole Ten Yards

All Critics (118) | Top Critics (35)

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

Full Review… | January 8, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Inconsistencies in tone are minor when compared to the confusion created by the editor's butchery.

Full Review… | April 17, 2004
Top Critic

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
Village Voice
Top Critic

... an utter disaster.

April 12, 2004
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Will go anywhere for a gag.

April 9, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

Leaden, laugh-free, lacking anything resembling a heart, mind or soul.

April 9, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Whole Ten Yards

If you saw The Whole Nine Yards then you will probably love the The Whole Ten Yards..this movie is fun and fast paced and doesnt evn make any sense half the time but who cares its funny..but then i do have a funny silly sense of humor! Perry and Willis are a great combination and I think they add and change the story at will . In some ways, this chapter of their lives finds Jimmy and Oz switching some aspects of their original roles

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Super Reviewer

The gang get together again to get more money. Not as interesting as first movie but still quite funny. Good cast.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

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