"The Whole Nine Yards is one of the funniest films I have recently seen, and I can't wait for the video release. The film is about an unhappily married, underpaid dentist (Matthew Perry) whose next door neighbor is no other than Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski (Bruce Willis), an infamous contract killer out on parole. During the course of the film, everyone wants to kill someone, and no one can be trusted. There are some interesting twists, which makes the film unpredictable. The acting is great. The comic treat in this film is Matthew Perry; he's very funny and charismatic. Bruce Willis's acting, however, is a little restrained, but his powerful stage presence is more than enough; his portrayal of Tudeski is excellent. Amanda Peet is a scene-stealer in the film; her comic timing is precise. I also enjoyed Michael Clarke Duncan and Kevin Pollack in their supporting roles. The only blemish in the film is Roseanna Arquette -- what's with the phony French accent? Great film. A must-see!"
Friends meet The godfather
Dean Sullivan | Tredegar, Wales, UK | 03/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The whole nine yards is a very good film, a truly entainting movie. It has a cocktail of comedy, action and a nice twist. The movie never really lets you get to grips with a possible ending, just as you think you have it figured out a gentle twist takes you away again.The movie includes a great cast, following the foot steps of Matthew Perry (tv's friends), along with Bruce Willis who plays a mob hit man. If I go into the story too much it'll spoil most of the twist for you, but this is a good movie, with Perry breaking it up very nicely with his trademark humour. This will be a great movie to add to your DVD collection."
Underappreciated mob movie
Sara | New York, NY | 08/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ever get the feeling that someone wants to kill you? If you have, you're sharing your paranoia (or maybe not, he he he), with dentist Nick Oseransky (played by the bumbling and adorably clumsy Matthew Perry). He has an awful wife (played by Roseanna Arquette) who chain smokes and plans absurd ways to make money. Suddenly, who moves in next door then Timmy 'the Tulip' Tedeski (played by the anyman actor Bruce Willis). Timmy used to be a contract killer for a Hungarian crime mob and this, as you can imagine, makes Nick a little nervous. But there's more, a lot more! I don't want to give any more away, I'll just say that there are great performances by Amanda Peet as a wanna-be contract killer, Micheal Clark Duncan as Freddie Friggs, one scary big guy, and Kevin Pollack as Vinny, another one of the guys invovled with getting 'the whole nine yards'. The thing that makes this movie great is great performances. I've never seen Matthew Perry better then here(except maybe on 'Friends, but that's another story)and as one of Amanda Peet's first movie roles, I thought she was pretty funny too. But still I say again that the stand-out was Matthew Perry. He's really a guy to watch. He reminded me a little of Kramer from 'Seinfeld'. Rent this movie and try it out. Keep in mind, it's not 'Godfather' or 'Goodfellas'. But it's definately a fun movie!"
A real winner
Amir Ghodrati | Missouri | 07/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Whole Nine Yards is about an unhappy Dentist, Dr. Nicholas Oseransky (Mathew Perry), whose married to a horrid wife, Sophie (Rosanna Arquette), whose new neighbor, Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski (Bruce Willis), is a hit man, who just got out of prison. What Nick doesn't know is that almost everyone wants someone dead, including him. Bruce Willis, like in the Sixth Sense gives a great performance, without doing much. Mathew Perry is the best as the comic Dentist, and his reaction faces are very believable. Michael Clarke Duncan (Who started filming shortly after The Green Mile) gives another perfect performance as Frankie Figs, another hit man in the way. Amanda Peet has some great scene as a hit man wannabe. In fact there are no slackers in this cast. The film comes off great and I really enjoyed it. It was much better than I expectedThe Whole Nine Yards is a very clever and entertaining film, with a great score. It's a real winner. I was happy to add it to my DVD collection. I recommend you see it."
Funny and Smart
Omer Belsky | Haifa, Israel | 05/31/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Whole Nine Yards is the perfect thieves story: you know, the kind in which everyone tries to decieve each other with a good humored atmosphere?Its a kind of movie that is hard to do right, but for the most parts, it is done here very, very well.Mathew Perry stars as 'Oz' a dentist living a miserable life he meets Willis, a former mob hitman, and things start to get rough, as he's caught in a web of deception where everyone's trying to murder someone.What makes the movie work is a combination of a truly funny script, with great plot twists. It is very hard to forsee what will happen next, and with one or two exceptions, I didn't.Amanda Peet really steals the show as a beautiful hitman groupie, but the acting is generally good, and the few actors who work too hard on their fake accents are discarded pretty early on.I was also happily suprised to find out that the director was non other than Jonathan Lynn, who directed the best TV show int he world, Yes, [Prime] MinisterYou should see the Whole Nine Yards, it's a perfect way to pass about 2 hours. Not a deep movie, simply a fast and entertaining one. When so many comedies fail to make you laugh, and so many action movies fail to exite, Whole Nine Yards delivers."