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The Whole Ten Yards Reviews

January 8, 2007
Every joke is stretched to the breaking point, and no one seems to be having any fun.
April 17, 2004
Inconsistencies in tone are minor when compared to the confusion created by the editor's butchery.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 13, 2004
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 12, 2004
... an utter disaster.
April 9, 2004
Will go anywhere for a gag.
April 9, 2004
Leaden, laugh-free, lacking anything resembling a heart, mind or soul.
April 9, 2004
So mirthless is this misbegotten enterprise, the sound of fake chucklers busting a gut would at least have given us valuable clues as to when we're supposed to laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 9, 2004
The Whole Nine Yards was only about a yard short of being a worthwhile comedy back in 2000, but its sequel, The Whole Ten Yards, doesn't even manage to get onto the playing field.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 9, 2004
Slap-happy and slapdash, Ten Yards lacks the clever twists and turns that made the original such fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 9, 2004
If [The Whole Nine Yards] should not have worked, then the sequel definitely shouldn't work, either. But, once again, it kind of does.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 9, 2004
For all its loud gunplay and manic shouting, the movie never works up much of a head of steam.
April 9, 2004
A time waster.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
April 9, 2004
A mostly funny film with occasional dead spots that does best letting the caricatures say exactly what you'd thought they'd say in next week's episode.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 9, 2004
This is one of those movies you look at quizzically: What did they think they were doing?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 9, 2004
The Whole Ten Yards is not as desperate, unfunny, and nonsensical as its title. It's worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 9, 2004
A dumb, pointless sequel.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/4
April 9, 2004
Ten Yards' collection of sight gags and silliness never gels into anything more than a desperate attempt to wring laughs out of a tapped-out premise.
Read More | Original Score: D
April 9, 2004
If The Whole Nine Yards was a by-product of the hit man genre of dark comedies launched by Quentin Tarantino and Pulp Fiction, Ten Yards is just a copy of a copy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 9, 2004
Nowhere amidst all the frantic clutter do we find anything resembling the sweet, nutty playing that elevated The Whole Nine Yards.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 9, 2004
A paltry collection of lame one-liners, stock characters and tired sight gags.
April 8, 2004
Here's another major-studio comedy that makes you want to apply for frequent-misery mileage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 8, 2004
The sequel to The Whole Nine Yards is more afterthought than accomplishment, a cocktail made with orange juice and Champale instead of actual bubbly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 8, 2004
A disastrously unfunny sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 8, 2004
[A] miserably unfunny, wholly unnecessary affair.
April 8, 2004
An exercise in humiliation for all concerned.
Full Review | Original Score: D
April 8, 2004
You'd have better luck locating the Lost Dutchman Mine than finding a chuckle in this film.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
April 8, 2004
The strain needed to extend The Whole Ten Yards a yard -- and to feature length -- is so evident it breaks new pic's comedy spirit, making it a dubious member of the Sequel Hall of Shame.
April 8, 2004
Where the first pic breezed along with gags and gunplay, this forced follow-up is artificial to the hilt -- fueled on a kind of trying-too-hard hilarity that makes even good actors look bad.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 8, 2004
The big surprise -- the only gratifying surprise -- of The Whole Ten Yards is that we're glad to see almost everyone back.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 8, 2004
Perry is good at physical comedy. But there are only so many times Oz can take pratfalls before we start to feel embarrassed for Perry for having to milk laughs from such feeble fodder.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 8, 2004
Marginally better directed and better written than the original Nine Yards, it's still a big, empty picture full of star turns, artificial energy and jokes that don't quite work, even if stars Willis and Perry do their best to slam them across.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 8, 2004
The story is a formulaic jumble, and the minor characters often appear to have wandered in from another Hollywood set.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 8, 2004
Why do filmmakers persist in making sequels to movies nobody seems to have liked in the first place, let alone loved with the kind of passion that leaves them hungry for more?
April 7, 2004
The zany hitman action-comedy sequel that nobody asked for -- and yes, in case you're wondering, it's every bit as nonsensical and overitalicized a mess as The Whole Nine Yards.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 5, 2004
A new director fails to maintain a firm hand on the tiller, so things spin swiftly out of control with uneven acting and misfired physical gags.