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The Words Reviews

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Eric D. Snider

This tedious and needlessly convoluted drama ... just meanders aimlessly.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D+

July 17, 2013
Will Leitch

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.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: C-

June 23, 2013
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

It's nothing you haven't seen before in films about struggling artists spending more time obsessing than working.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: C+

May 26, 2013
Ken McIntyre
Total Film

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.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 1/5

May 2, 2013
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

In a relevant study of plagiarism, influences and lifetime experiences, The Words chiefly reminds us that the past is indelible.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 3/5

April 25, 2013
Rich Cline

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.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

April 19, 2013
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Nothing, absolutely nothing, makes 'The Words' interesting.

Full Review Source: Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL) | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 2, 2012
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

The Words becomes one of the year's most irritating movies.

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 2/4

October 20, 2012

Engrossing morality tale about lying, guilt and just how great a character actor Jeremy Irons has turned into.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 3/5

October 19, 2012
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

I like the idea but The Words is a little too preachy, too melodramatic for my liking.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Original Score: B-

October 15, 2012
Liam Maguren

This isn't an Oscar-contending powerhouse drama; it's a film dedicated to expressing its message.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

October 11, 2012
Don Groves

Melodrama built on a shallow, contrived literary device.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

October 8, 2012
Simon Miraudo

Literary soapie The Words is mutton dressed as bespectacled lamb.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 7, 2012
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

A fable and a lesson, but it is a thoroughly enjoyable one, delivered with masterful performances and a great sense of storytelling tradition

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 7, 2012
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

A wonderful screenplay in which three stories are skilfully interwoven to deliver a rich and satisfying film that questions integrity above all else

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 7, 2012
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Maybe it's the timing of the release, coming at the dead zone of post-summer and pre-fall cinematic fare..but 'The Words' has enough going for it to be recommended.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B

October 5, 2012
Ed Gibbs
The National

A dreadful misfire, particularly for Cooper, who is otherwise pursuing an interesting career trajectory away from The Hangover series.

Full Review Source: The National | Original Score: 1/5

October 5, 2012
Ben Kendrick

Despite an exposition-heavy outer layer, The Words delivers on 2/3 threads that it presents and offers a somewhat evocative meditation on truth.

Full Review Source: ScreenRant | Original Score: 3/5

September 27, 2012
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

One of the meatiest movies of the year ...

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 5/5

September 25, 2012
Michael A. Smith

Things get confusing whenever Quaid appears as the audience is never sure if he is the real bogus author or if Cooper even exists.

Full Review Source: MediaMikes | Original Score: 2/5

September 21, 2012
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