YMMV / The Whole Nine Yards

  • Awesome Music: The film is brilliantly scored from beginning to end.
  • Badass Decay: Unfortunately, this happens to Jimmy in the sequel.
  • Best Known for the Fanservice: The film itself is fantastic but most people only remember the fact that Amanda Peet got topless for one scene.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Used to wonderful effect with how casually the hitmen talk about their victims, especially Jimmy.
    Jimmy: I didn't like him much after that. He took...a really, really long time to die.
    • You can make up your own mind when Jill crossed the line the first time in this scene, but she's undoubtedly crossed it twice by the time she's done.
      Jill: Do me a favor while you're there - go out and get laid! And call me after, or call me before, better yet call me during, I want all the details.
  • First Installment Wins: Wait... there was a sequel?
  • Magnificent Bastard: Jimmy is very good at manipulating things in his favor.
  • Sequelitis:
    • The second film has its moments, usually when Oz gets sandbagged by some absurd situation;
      [Julie, Oz's receptionist, jumps Jimmy and chloroforms him]
      Oz: Who are you?
      Julie: Jules. Jules Figueroa. Ring any bells?
      Oz: Frankie Figs?
      Julie: Yeah. Frankie Figs. He was my brother, and I'm pretty sure you knew him.
      Oz: Okay, I'll take that chloroform now.
      Julie: Yeah, I know you will! [she gasses him]
    • ...but on the whole it's generally considered forgettable by most (though others found it enjoyable in its own right). Surprisingly, some people don't even know about the sequel.