A Thousand Words
A Thousand Words (2012)

Eddie Murphy is Jack McCall, a fast-talking literary agent, who can close any deal, any time, any way. He has set his sights on New Age guru Dr. Sinja (Cliff Curtis) for his own selfish purposes. But Dr. Sinja is on to him, and Jack's… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 9, 2012
DVD Release Date: June 26, 2012
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Consensus: Dated jokes (A Thousand Words was shot in 2008) and removing Eddie Murphy's voice -- his greatest comedic asset -- dooms this painful mess from the start.

A.A. Dowd
Time Out

The high concept breeds lowbrow gags.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

It makes you want to see Murphy team up with Judd Apatow, or even take on a dead-serious dramatic role - do anything but star in another movie like this one.

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Yasmin Shehab

The rest of the film is the kind that'll either put you to sleep or have you cringing over the fact that Murphy, one of the biggest names in comedy, has been reduced to doing this.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

Does Eddie Murphy actually have any range, or is it just an illusion created by a few early edgy roles and, later, a lot of CGI makeup and fat suits?

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William Goss

Follows directly in the footsteps of Bruce Almighty, Click, Liar Liar, Groundhog Day and any other post-Freaky Friday high-concept redemption story that inevitably crossed Tim Allen and Adam Sandler's desks at some point.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

A disastrous comedy at times, with a few unexpected touching moments sprinkled throughout, A Thousand Words fails to come together like it should, and becomes a forgettable mess.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Eddie Murphy should have just said the word "No" to this tired, formulaic comedy.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

What you don't have is a funny movie.

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Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered

A thousand words? Try two words: stay away. Murphy does a pretty good job keeping up with the various indignities heaped on him but the movie as a whole ends up sinking.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Another free library rental that I wouldn't have paid full price (actually, anything) for. Wasn't expecting a great deal, but this was okay to watch… More
Phil Hubbs
Its amazing how far and low Eddie Murphy has fallen, this guy used to be an action/comedy star, now he churns out straight to DVD rubbish. This film was made in… More
KJ Proulx
It may be better and have more heart that some of Eddie Murphy's recent live action films, but "A Thousand Words" is surrounded by laughable… More
Bruce Bruce
Pretty sad to see just how bad Eddie Murphy's acting has become. This film was a complete disappointment. If you have 1 hr 31 min to waste then this is… More
Cynthia S.
Eddie Murphy. What happened to your taste in movie roles? This was the stupidest movie..not funny at all. Just stupid.
Everett Johnson
I've always been an Eddie Murphy fan, but I must say, his movies lately have really stunk. "A Thousand Words" is the latest example of that, as… More