The Whole Nine Yards
Warner Brothers (2000)
Action, Comedy, Crime
In Collection
#1616
7*
Seen ItYes
(6/28/2014)
085391838128
IMDB   6.7
98 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   R
Bruce Willis Jimmy 'The Tulip' Tudeski
Matthew Perry Nicholas 'Oz' Oseransky
Rosanna Arquette Sophie Oseransky
Michael Clarke Duncan Franklin 'Frankie Figs' Figueroa
Natasha Henstridge Cynthia Tudeski
Amanda Peet Jill St. Claire
Kevin Pollak Janni Pytor Gogolak
Harland Williams Special Agent Steve Hanson
Carmen Ferland Sophie's Mom
Serge Christianssens Mr. Boulez
Renee Madeline Le Guerrier Waitress
Serge Christiaenssens Mr. Boulez
Howard Bilerman Dave Martin
Robert Burns Mr. Tourette
Director
Jonathan Lynn
Producer Allan Kaufman
David Willis
Bruce Willis
Don Carmody
Mike Drake
Stephen J. Eads
Andrew Stevens
Writer Mitchell Kapner
Cinematography David Franco
Musician Randy Edelman
Gary Gold


Have a little patience with this agreeably convoluted caper, and in the end you'll find it a modestly entertaining yarn. But forbearance is necessary because, truthfully, the first half-hour of the movie promises a train wreck of epic proportions.

Matthew Perry stars as a mild-mannered Montreal dentist, married to a French-Canadian shrew (Rosanna Arquette), whose new next-door neighbor (Bruce Willis) just happens to be a notorious mob hit man out on parole. The wife, catching the whiff of easy money and probably just hoping to put hubby in harm's way, orders her henpecked schnook to rat out the gunman to his former employers, who have many compelling reasons to want him dead. Needless to say, complications--and plenty of them--ensue.

Perry is serviceably harried as the beleaguered Everyman whom, as nice as everyone around him agrees that he is, just about everyone wants to kill. Willis, much as he did in The Sixth Sense, gets better mileage out of not trying so hard; his irksome smirk is almost held in check. Amanda Peet has some funny scenes as a hit-man groupie--it's when her true role in the proceedings is revealed that the movie finally kicks into comic gear. Michael Clarke Duncan is fine as yet another hit man to cross Perry's path; however, Arquette seems to be in a contest with Kevin Pollak (playing a mob boss) to see who can uncork both the most ludicrous accent and the most obvious performance. That kind of unevenness ensures that the pleasures that do exist within The Whole Nine Yards remain fairly minor. --David Kronke

Edition Details
Distributor Warner Home Video
Chapters 25
Release Date 7/18/2000
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Subtitles English; French
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Dual Side, Single Layer
No. of Discs/Tapes 1
Personal Details
Purchase Date 7/18/2000
Owner Thomas Eisenmann
Store Best Buy
Purchase Price $17.99
Condition Excellent
Current Value $2.50
Links IMDB
Amazon US
The Whole Nine Yards at Movie Collector Connect
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Features
Anamophic
Includes director’s audio commentary, the theatrical trailer and a nice lnterview gallery segment. Supplements produced by Jonathan Gaines.
User Defined
Anamophic Yes
Reviewed Widescreen Review
Bit Rate 384 KB
Digital UV Not eligable
Digital Copy Claimed No
VUDU Purchase Price 0
Disk Type DVD
VUDU Export No

High-Def Review
Story Synopsis:
The Whole Nine Yards stars Bruce Willis as Jimmy “The Tulip” Tudeski, a contract killer who, after revealing the activities of a Chicago crime boss to the FBI, moves to a Montreal suburb to let the heat cool down. Matthew Perry is “Oz” Oseranski, a mild-mannered dentist with a very ill-tempered wife who flips out when he figures out the identity of his new neighbor, but after getting to know The Tulip, Oz decides he’s a pretty nice guy after all. That is, until he becomes involved in some very deadly activities with his new friend.

DVD Picture:
Viewed through the component video output, the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits superb picture quality throughout. Images are sharp and finely detailed, with excellent contrast and shadow delineation. Colors are nicely balanced with rich, vibrant hues and deep, pure blacks. There are no distractions, though occasional pixelization and artifacts are noticed. Overall, the picture is very natural looking throughout.

Soundtrack:
The Dolby® Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack delivers a sonic presentation that is at times dimensionally aggressive and satisfying, predominantly with the music. Fidelity is excellent and the sonic clarity of the audio is outstanding. Randy Edelman’s music score is exceptionally well-recorded and impressively energizes the listening space with prominent surround envelopment. The dialogue production is notable with clear, natural voices and consistent spatial integration. The sound design yields a palatably spacious soundstage that is effectively holosonic. Sound effects are predominantly atmospheric in nature and are consistently spread around the listener. Bass is deep, clean and occasionally powerful with extension to 25Hz with substantial .1 LFE, providing for a remarkable low-end foundation to the music score. This is certainly an exemplary soundtrack production that adds immeasurably to the exciting visceral momentum imparted by the film’s entertainment.

This Disc Contains The Following WSR-Rated Superb Qualities:
Reference Quality
Superb Music Score Recording Quality