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The Words Reviews

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May 31, 2018
This movie has moved me deeply in the core of my essence. Such an important piece. Great acting obviously. Very simple life story about making choices and their consequences... brilliant. Absolutely magnificent!!! Just as life is....
May 9, 2018
he should've been somebody that everybody knows..

The Words

One would assume that a tale that depicts multiple authors with parallel plotline that goes deep into a narration within a narration, would wind up with making some sense or point, one is wrong. The writers may have an idea to begin with but that is not what gets you on the other side of the road and in here there are way too many ups and downs with a congested traffic where there is no room of art or craft. The feature is poorly executed with not a single lose thread to offer to the audience for them to hold on to this overlong journey. Unfortunately, the performance is dull too, which comes as a bit of a shock considering the cast it contains like Bradley Cooper, Denis Quaid, Jeremy Irons, Zoe Saldana and Olivia Wilde. The Words is an expired slow pill with a character driven tone that has to offer a wafer thin script, which pretty much tells you why it never reaches its destination.
March 29, 2018
Complex but interesting. Good acting
January 18, 2018
Interesting concept, touching script, solid performances.
½ January 12, 2018
Most boring story expanded into an even more boring story, wondering how they got this script to breathe.
October 21, 2017
The plot within the plot within the plot started out interesting but dragged on and on to the point of being nonsensical. Jeremy Irons was amazing, but such a waste of his talent.
September 29, 2017
Sweet, sentimental movie that does not try to hard to be "ART". It is just a good movie to see on a rainy day. I suspect this movie was advertised as something it is not. It is not a mystery. As for complex, I think not. Take it as it as and the ending is up to you.
½ September 16, 2017
Wow. The movie is really trying to end like inception, but in the end it feels like it doesn't quite tie itself together. So you have to finish the story yourself. I think it doesn't have great ratings because viewers didn't quite get it. Also, the story in the story in the story is probably a bit much for a lot of people. But I loved it. Wish I watched it with friends so I could have discussed afterward.
September 15, 2017
impactful film, conjures up many emotions
September 4, 2017
this movie is a complete waste of time. dull plot line and an even mundane ending.
½ August 3, 2017
Some things don't gel here, Poor script? Good actors but parts of it unconvincing
August 2, 2017
This was an astonishingly eloquent movie; very well written and played with intense depth. I seldom find movies requiring the audience to possess minute intellect. Most films deplete the necessity of the viewer to employ any critical thinking skills or have acquired knowledge of factual information. This film would be appreciated by people looking for more than passive, shallow entertainment. Rates with the movies "Imitation of Life" and "Shenandoah".
½ July 23, 2017
A good movie with a unique plot. All of the actors play their part well and convey a very strong message about life, realism, and greed. The film sometimes becomes a bit overly dramatic, but it will also leave you in deep thought after its well written ending.
June 21, 2017
'' There's more than one way to take a life. '' Usually, endings like this one make me really mad. For some reason, this ending seemed to fit the movie... Jeremy Irons is great in this movie !
June 11, 2017
This movie's badass. Only seen the trailer but still.
April 25, 2017
When we know how we get places when we are a success based on our words. When we know what it takes to be the best but we struggle at it. When we know we want to be a success and provide that need to do what we said we are in writing. When we don't know and sometimes know what blocks us from writing when we have no direction, no feel, don't see and able able to move others when we should. When we know others are not writers when they take credit for what we wrote. When we know it's too late and evetything is done to care. When the literary world has their integrity to always reveal their sources to respect those whom put on paper the words that live and breathe in mind and soul to pay homage to them. When we know we do the right thing when we give up a dream in whom we are, whom others are and learn from the mistakes that moved us to the point of rationality in what is important to us we couldn't see. When we know we wished our words were never said in other places when it costs us our love. When we know we too lived the words on a book when it's our first love in a time where it wasn't existent and we rather be in other places then here. When we know some words disappear when new words are introduced to us that we bury. When we lose the new words our old words come out, when they have always been there waiting to be unearthed and visited when we have felt so much over the years to know what words mean to us. When some words we put down remember a time where we felt the world through the eyes of someone going through life's ups and downs without it being written about them but you can feel it. When know words can move us and empower us to do so much that we never thought it would end our life and return us to where we began, alone. When we know being part of the literary world the word is important that we never choose to go against our word when that's all a writers got, professionally and at heart. When we know reading the words from a book teleports us to places we wish we were there seeing it, but some places we can't go but dream when in reality we are just readers.


When the words are as powerful in its essence that paints a time, place, action and deeper feeling that describes the moment and characters. When the collection of these powerful words all synchronized it it's complete masterpiece is able draw larger attraction then those whom individually read it. When it casts a foreshadowing event yet to happen, more suspenseful that it changes the direction.

When words we express, comes from somewhere, when we are struggling to live that comforting life, because we are unable to afford it. When we know where to go make our burdens feel less, but it doesn't last long. When we are gifted with writing, an expression, feeling and view of the world like nobody can see. When some gifts we just happen to find.

words that have power to build and destroy. embracing the life and eyes of those whom could see life in thst way. having a source of energy surface within us that bring light to what we can't see. This metamorphosis enlightenment that take us to places we never could see. The author is the god particle that reveals a universe on one side and a lonely abandoned planet of a life on the other.
February 16, 2017
It was a bit draining. I get it....A story within a story than half a story...doesn't go over well. I found it refreshing and different. It's not the happy story ending everything fixes itself ending your used too. It gets a little bumpy here and there but I liked it.
February 1, 2017
It's good movie to watch
January 29, 2017
interesen film epten, a i jaka ekipa sobrana: Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde i Zoë Saldana
Super Reviewer
½ December 27, 2016
There is virtually nothing that works in this convoluted, nonsensical and terribly-written drama in which not even the visuals escape the artificial and clichéd, and so everything is a complete failure, from the expository narration to the ridiculous story-within-a-story-within-a-story structure.
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