A Thousand Words

A Thousand Words

(2011)

He only has 1000 words to discover what matters most.

Comedy in which Eddie Murphy stars as Jack, a fast-talking book agent whose insincere patter bugs everyone he deals with, including the famous guru Dr Sinja (Cliff Curtis). From the director of Norbit.... More

After publishing Sinja's book, Jack suffers karmic repercussions from a magical Bodhi tree that suddenly appears in his backyard. The tree sheds one leaf for each word Jack speaks. After one thousand words, Jack will die.Hide

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  • Every emotion is loudly broadcast, every development repeatedly telegraphed. Kids who can’t keep up with the demanding complexities of Sesame Street will be able to follow this one. Full Review

  • The poster art for A Thousand Words shows Eddie Murphy with duct tape over his mouth, which as a promotional idea ranks right up there with Fred Astaire in leg irons. Full Review

  • The formulaic script doesn't manage to exploit the absurd premise with any discernible wit or invention, and the star is left floundering. Full Review

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