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  • Summary: Nicholas "Oz" Oseransky (Perry) is a nice dentist living in suburban Montreal. His new next door neighbor, Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski (Willis), is a hit man hiding out from a dangerous Chicago crime family. Despite their differences, Oz and Jimmy have one thing in common: someone's trying to kill them both. (Warner Bros.) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 32
  2. Negative: 5 out of 32
  1. 75
    A subtle but unmistakable aura of jolliness sneaks from the screen.
  2. Reviewed by: Sean Means
    A funny, frenetic and surprising comedy.
  3. 60
    Well-tuned wisecracks and clever plot twists.
  4. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    A second-rate but bearable black comedy.
  5. 50
    The film falls short; only Peet goes the whole nine yards.
  6. 40
    Goofy and surprisingly slow-moving.
  7. 16
    A witless, listless muck-up that sends you reeling from the theater with thoughts of suicide instead of a chipper grin.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Sep 20, 2014
    A brilliant mob comedy with outstanding acting and surprises.
  2. Sep 20, 2014
    One of my favourite comedies, the movie is flawless and highly entertaining.
  3. Nov 26, 2012
    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. Expand
  4. Sep 20, 2014
    One of the funniest comedies of 2000.
  5. Sep 5, 2014
    Matthew Perry and Bruce Willis are Hilarious in this spoof of mob movies.
  6. Jun 15, 2011
    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. Collapse
  7. AmurabiM.
    Jun 16, 2006
    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

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