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A Thousand Words Reviews

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Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered
September 15, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
August 30, 2012
a poorly conceived and startlingly miscast comedy that works to every one of its stars' weaknesses.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 22, 2012
You've got one of the funniest verbal actors in the business in Eddie Murphy, and you put him in a movie where he can't talk. It's already a recipe for disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
April 21, 2012
'A Thousand Words' is not unspeakably awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 28, 2012
The sort of awful formulaic crud that 30 Rock brilliantly mocked just before Leap Day.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 28, 2012
Hopelessly underwhelming from start to finish...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 23, 2012
Murphy, without the words to go along with his bug-eyed double-takes and the mugging, is lost here... He's never been a silent comic, and never will be.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
March 20, 2012
... equal parts labored allegory without resonance and forced comedy without laughs ...
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
March 19, 2012
Like a bad penny, Eddie Murphy is back again, in a family-friendly PG-13 comedy that nobody wants to see.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
March 18, 2012
There is something almost poignant in the way Eddie Murphy so palpably desires to make a meaningful film about enlightenment. The almost comes from the difference between that aspiration and the painfully ill-conceived follow-through
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 16, 2012
The idea of Murphy, that famously motormouthed actor, suddenly tongue-tied is not a punchy enough punch line to carry a whole film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
March 15, 2012
This lame, wannabe comedy is an unmitigated disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
March 14, 2012
Maybe Murphy should give future scripts a less cursory perusal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Orndorf
March 13, 2012
A Thousand Words ends up incomplete and disingenuous, and worse, not a frame of it is funny.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jackie K. Cooper
March 12, 2012
Not the worst Eddie Murphy movie but certainly not his best either
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Nell Minow
March 12, 2012
It isn't a horrible movie, at least not in comparison to Norbit from the same star and director, but it is a dispiritingly dull and cynical one.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
March 11, 2012
Sometimes it's hard to tell quite where the incisions start and stop throughout this already uneven creation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 11, 2012
While not descending to the level of Murphy's worst work--'Pluto Nash' still stands unchallenged--it's a bland, negligible example of the 'becoming a better person through magic' scenario.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Kam Williams
March 10, 2012
Makes The Adventures of Pluto Nash look like Beverly Hills Cop!
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Boxoffice Magazine
March 10, 2012
It suffers from being too broad.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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