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|The Whole Ten Yards |
Actors: Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Kevin Pollak, Natasha Henstridge
Genres: Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
Thanks to falsified dental records, retired hitman Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski (Bruce Willis) faked his own death and has taken up a new line of work as a homemaker for his wife Jill (Amanda Peet), a novice assassin who has ... more »
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I actualy paid to see this
SHARON FRIEDMAN | tel aviv Israel | 06/13/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I have seen many crappy films in my life and many of them were five star hits compared to this one. Nothing works as the broken pieces of the plot propel the actors who rely on shticks alone to get their pay check along the way and you sit in the dark of the theatre thinking WHY did I come here instead of paying a few drug addicts to stay at my house for a few days.
Don't see this on film and if this airs on your TV screen change the channel fast. Pray for the tortured soul who wrote this."
9 is Greater than 10
DJK ver 2.0 | Richardson, TX | 08/14/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"'The Whole Ten Yards' continues the stories of the dentist Oz (played by Matt Perry) and his former neighbor and retired contract killer, Jimmy the Tulip Tudeski (played by Bruce Willis). After escaping with millions of dollars in Mob money in the 'The Whole Nine Yards,' Oz has married Jimmy's ex-wife and moved to California to set up a practice. Jimmy has moved to Mexico with Jill, Oz's former assistant, who has taken up contract killing herself. Jimmy's former boss, Lazlo, is released from jail, and quickly sets out to find Jimmy and what happened to his son, Yanni.
The Good: two words: Kevin Pollack. He stole the show and was the highlight of the movie. His character is like a father to a gang of bumbling mobsters that are constantly bickering and can't keep their hands to themselves. His accent and tendency to mix up his idioms is hysterical.
Also Good: There are select scenes between Jimmy and Oz, and some with Jill (played by Amanda Peet) that bring back the feel of the movie where Oz is the befuddled dentist that can't believe he got caught up in this mess and Jimmy is the cool and collected hitman always one step ahead. Those scenes are both cool and funny.
The Bad: What was with the neurosis of Jimmy's character? The character from 'The Whole Nine Yards' was great and perfect for the part of hitman for that movie. In this movie, Jimmy is breaking down, and the thing is, you're not sure if it is for real or not. Plenty of the scenes could have been much better if Jimmy didn't come off as such a complete lunatic which required Willis to play him way too over the top. Also bad: the plot. It was a good idea. I liked the idea. The execution was bad with the plot twists coming at awkward times. The script probably could have been better.
Overall, this movie exceeded my expectations because I thought the previews made it look terrible. However, it did not live up to its predecessor (and that is taking into consideration that many sequels are not as good as the original). I was still kind of disappointed with it. This movie lacked the edge the first movie had. I'd recommend it as a rental, but I'd spend your money on 'The Whole Nine Yards' for a purchase instead."
A Paltry Shadow of the Original
A. Vegan | Ontario Canada | 07/24/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Thanks to falsified dental records supplied by his former neighbor Nicholas Oz Oseransky, retired hitman Jimmy The Tulip Tudeski now spends his days compulsively cleaning his house and perfecting his culinary skills with his wife, Jill, a purported assassin who has yet to pull off a clean hit. Suddenly, an uninvited and unwelcome connection to their past unexpectedly shows up on Jimmy and Jill's doorstep: it's Oz, and he's begging them to help him rescue his wife from the Hungarian mob. To complicate matters even further, the men, who are out to get Oz, are led by Lazlo Gogolak, a childhood rival of Jimmy's and another notorious hitman. Oz, Jimmy and Jill will have to go the whole nine yards--and then some--to manage the mounting Mafioso mayhem.
There isn't much about this film to enjoy. I was hoping it would be a lot funnier than it was, but I just didn't laugh at anything except Kevin Pollack's character who was hard to understand most of the time. I had no problem with the cast, I enjoyed all of their performances. Especially Kevin Pollack and Natasha Henstridge who really made the film at least somewhat watchable. If only Bruce Willis could have had more funny lines, or Matthew Perry been a little funnier, or if Amanda Peet...wait there's nothing wrong with her. Anyway, I can only recommend this to someone who likes the cast but not necessarily the story, otherwise, this movie gets a 5 out of 10 because they did try...to some degree.
Better than watching paint dry... barely.
G. Woods | Sunrise, FL USA | 09/11/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The first movie (...Nine Yards) was entertaining. This one is - or should be - an embarrassment to everyone involved in its production. They should have called it "One More Yard", since it is about 1/10 as good as the first one. When the actors are interviewed in the future, this should be the answer to the question "What is the worst movie you ever made?". With all due respect, I have to believe that anyone who writes a positive review of this movie is either not sober, or stands to make money from it in some way."