User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 93 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 93
  2. Negative: 2 out of 93
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  1. Feb 17, 2013
    8
    Really cool and unbelievably funny movie! Bruce Willis with an amazing performance, Matthew Perry with one of the best of his career and such a nice plot! What makes it so good: It's just different to other gangster comedies.
  2. Nov 26, 2012
    10
    Matthew Perry steal the show and Bruce Willis delliver the goods as usual in this very fun, and funny, comedy that was way too underrated in its day. Still a gem, and still a lot of fun. Check it out.
  3. Jun 15, 2011
    10
    It is a great movie that I have now watched several times. I would recommend this movie to any of my friends any time. It will keep you watching with a twist aery corner.
  4. AmurabiM.
    Jun 16, 2006
    3
    This is a comedy that´s not funny, enjoyable or, at least, entertaining. That´s the reason why, "The Whole Nine Yards" is just a movie that tries to copy all the forced cliches of the Mob genre. If that´s the intention of director Lynn (to make a farce or a parody of the genre), the result is mediocre. As a comedy, this movie sucks. Contains all the pathetic cliches of This is a comedy that´s not funny, enjoyable or, at least, entertaining. That´s the reason why, "The Whole Nine Yards" is just a movie that tries to copy all the forced cliches of the Mob genre. If that´s the intention of director Lynn (to make a farce or a parody of the genre), the result is mediocre. As a comedy, this movie sucks. Contains all the pathetic cliches of the mobsters comedy, and, worst of all, doesn´t provoke any laugh or any smile; all looks tired, forced, with the kind of Matthew Perry comedy (slapstick and a lot of stupidity) and a really annoying accent from Roxanna Arquette. "The Whole Nine Yards" worth just for the macabre humor (Amanda Peet steals the show), but as a whole is just a few inches. Expand
  5. Mr.Blonde
    Jan 4, 2005
    9
    Funny and clever Crime- Comedy with good actor and slapstick performances.
  6. PatC.
    Sep 7, 2004
    5
    A dumb-ass crime comedy, but with sizzling one-liners. Amanda Peet as Jill is refreshingly bubbly in a perverse sort of way. But should we pretend contract killers are this likable for entertainment's sake. Oh, the hilarity, the hilarity.
  7. RyanM.
    Oct 13, 2001
    10
    Dares you to laugh, pulls you by the collar, and then spirals you into a world of unknown pleasures.
  8. Kaos
    Sep 6, 2001
    9
    This was a great movie.
  9. BlancoA.
    Apr 3, 2001
    3
    My thumb is down.
Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 32
  2. Negative: 5 out of 32
  1. 30
    Stupid, empty and -- worst of all -- fantastically boring.
  2. Reviewed by: Sean Means
    70
    A funny, frenetic and surprising comedy.
  3. It provides the first genuine laughs I've had at the movies in this young year.