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The Whole Ten Yards Review

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

  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 25

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    A fog of gloom lowers over The Whole Ten Yards, as actors who know they're in a turkey try their best to prevail.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Destined to be on DVD by the time 2004 reaches the 50-yard line, Ten is more stale than it is ungodly.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    It's every bit as nonsensical and overitalicized a mess as ''The Whole Nine Yards.''

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    Things spin swiftly out of control with uneven acting and misfired physical gags.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    A big, empty picture full of star turns, artificial energy and jokes that don't quite work, even if stars Willis and Perry do their best to slam them across.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Not for kids 16 and under

This appalling mess of a movie just isn't funny.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is violent for a PG-13, with characters who are hired assassins. There is fighting and gunplay and characters are shot and killed. Some of this is intended to be humorous. Characters use strong language and drink, including getting drunk. This is supposed to be humorous. Characters use strong language. There are sexual references and situations, including off-screen sex vividly portrayed through sound and two naked men waking up in bed together wondering what happened. This is supposed to be humorous. It isn't.

  • Families can talk about why this movie is such an awful failure.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Characters are hired assassins. Some tasteless humor.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Characters are hitmen; fighting, gunplay, characters killed.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Implied nudity, sexual situation.

  • language false3

    Language: Some strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking and smoking, including comic intoxication.