A Thousand Words Reviews
December 2, 2020
While it's certainly not unwatchable, the mood is rather muddied and the laughs are never big.
April 12, 2019
None of it really works though. Instead of garnering laughs it only serves as a painful reminder on how funny Murphy can be when given the right material.
September 28, 2017
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.
September 8, 2017
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.
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.
August 30, 2012
a poorly conceived and startlingly miscast comedy that works to every one of its stars' weaknesses.
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.
April 21, 2012
'A Thousand Words' is not unspeakably awful.
March 28, 2012
The sort of awful formulaic crud that 30 Rock brilliantly mocked just before Leap Day.
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.
March 20, 2012
... equal parts labored allegory without resonance and forced comedy without laughs ...
March 19, 2012
Like a bad penny, Eddie Murphy is back again, in a family-friendly PG-13 comedy that nobody wants to see.
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
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.
March 14, 2012
Maybe Murphy should give future scripts a less cursory perusal.
March 13, 2012
A Thousand Words ends up incomplete and disingenuous, and worse, not a frame of it is funny.