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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: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. 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
  2. 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. Expand
  3. Feb 17, 2013
    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. Expand
  4. 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. Collapse

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