The Words Reviews

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July 9, 2019
While The Words is certainly an ambitious endeavor, it fails on every front, perhaps a victim to the adage of quality vs. quantity.
June 8, 2019
A dreadfully uneven and unfocused mess of a film with a lot on its mind but absolutely nothing to say.
January 31, 2019
The Words aspires to cover much more thematic and emotional ground than most films attempt to do. It is occasionally successful, occasionally not, but it certainly gets us thinking, even when it's being contrary.
December 21, 2018
This isn't the thriller that some marketing materials have made it out to be. But it does contain mysteries you should have the pleasure of puzzling out yourself.
December 6, 2018
Jeremy Irons is brilliant and brings some much-needed humanity to an unsubstantial script.
December 6, 2018
Registers as a mandatory Intro to Playwriting assignment, as supervised by Nicholas Sparks.
August 30, 2018
The Words wants desperately to convey that sense of being lost in the printed page. But what you see of the prose in the found manuscript makes Fifty Shades of Grey look like Finnegans Wake.
April 17, 2016
"The Words" is an elegant piece of entertainment, replete with an understated but sweeping score, unexpected period piece vignettes, and melodramatic but universal themes.
January 3, 2016
The Words is a solid drama that's anchored by one of Cooper's very best performances...
July 17, 2013
This tedious and needlessly convoluted drama ... just meanders aimlessly.
June 23, 2013
A movie about a bad author who steals the book of a good author, and I'm pretty certain that The Words, if pressed, wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
May 26, 2013
It's nothing you haven't seen before in films about struggling artists spending more time obsessing than working.
May 2, 2013
Its long, dry patches of colourless storytelling suggest it makes more sense as a book, one to read before you fall asleep to dream of better movies.
April 25, 2013
In a relevant study of plagiarism, influences and lifetime experiences, The Words chiefly reminds us that the past is indelible.
April 19, 2013
Like a Russian nesting doll, this film tells a story within a story within another story, playing around with fact and fiction, as well as the nature of creative inspiration and integrity.
November 2, 2012
Nothing, absolutely nothing, makes 'The Words' interesting.
October 20, 2012
The Words becomes one of the year's most irritating movies.
October 19, 2012
Engrossing morality tale about lying, guilt and just how great a character actor Jeremy Irons has turned into.
October 15, 2012
I like the idea but The Words is a little too preachy, too melodramatic for my liking.
October 11, 2012
This isn't an Oscar-contending powerhouse drama; it's a film dedicated to expressing its message.
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