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The Whole Nine Yards Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    47

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 25

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    A convoluted ''dweeb meets the Mob'' farce in which everyone is trying to kill everyone else, but it's the movie that's the real corpse -- albeit a busy, twitching one.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    A comedy without much zing but with an occasional zing-er that enables the film to pick up . . . well, if not nine yards, maybe an inch or two on the gridiron.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 16+

Some very funny moments, but not for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is rated R for language, sexual references and situations (including sex used as a negotiating technique), substance abuse (including liquor used to cope with problems), and violence (including the death of a major character).

  • Families can talk about the various ways the mob is portrayed in movies, and research the true history of the mafia.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Comic violence, including lots of guns, characters in peril, deaths.

  • sex false4

    Sex: Nudity, sexual references, and sexual situations.

  • language false4

    Language: Very strong language.,

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Alcohol abuse, including alcohol used for coping with stress.

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