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The Whole Ten Yards

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

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

Movie PG-13 2004 99 minutes
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age 18+
This is 1000% an adult movie. Genuinely loved this movie though. It’s funny by a dry sense of humor. It’s quotable and as long as you get the references it can have you laughing a lot. First must watch “the whole 9 yards” the prequel! Wouldn’t recommend kids to watch it though.

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Could it BE any more atrocious? This appalling mess of a movie takes the definition of "not funny" to a new low. The gravitational pull of its massive lack of humor is so strong that if you listen carefully you may be able to hear it sucking comedy out of funny movies right this minute. There is no story. There are no jokes. All we get is Oz slamming into walls and a lot of failed attempts at hitman humor and a lot of anticipation with no pay-off whatsoever.

Kevin Pollack provides a couple of bright moments as bad-guy Lazlo, brother of the bad guy killed off in the last movie (also played by Pollack). But the rest of THE WHOLE TEN YARDS is nothing but the sound of one failed joke after another. The dialogue is terrible. The physical humor is almost painfully bad. The plot is muddled and incoherent. Perhaps the most painful is the movie's timing, which in overly optimistic fashion leaves moments for audience laughter that never comes, so there are excruciating sags in momentum after every quip and pratfall.

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