A Thousand Words Synopsis
A man tries to curtail his speech after learning he'll die after he utters 1,000 more words.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
If only this Eddie Murphy flick had taken its own advice and spent a little more time being reflective instead of hyperactive, it might...
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Movieline

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It doesn't help that even the pratfalls in A Thousand Words look tired and recycled.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The formulaic script by Steve Koren doesn't manage to exploit the absurd premise with any discernible wit or invention, and the star is...
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The concept is unoriginal, the scenarios aren't funny, and its message is banal. Plus, Murphy alternately hams it up and phones it in.
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25

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
This is the kind of colossally misguided vanity project.
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
When they came in to pitch A Thousand Words, no doubt by calling it "Jerry Maguire" meets "Groundhog Day," a studio exec should have...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
In A Thousand Words the camera stays about two inches from Murphy's hyperactive face, and you start to see the strain and desperation in...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
For a comedy about the quest for inner peace, A Thousand Words reeks of desperation.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
In theory, A Thousand Words should draw on its star's abilities as a physical comedian, but Murphy, miming his order for a triple latte at...
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Great Feel good movie.

By DragoNYC
This was a great "feel good" movie. I enjoyed it as Eddie Murphy showed his versatility in this movie. I felt real good leaving the theater and I highly recommend it....

Could have been more "Family Friendly", good message.

By KatKar
Good to see Eddie Murphy maturing in his choices of projects. He seems to be seeking out some deeper meaning and messages in his work. You can't help but love the guy! He uses his trademark facial...

Go if you like Eddie

By briangul8
If you like Eddie movies, ignore what the critics say and go see the movie. Its decently done and moves along well enough. I wouldn't call a blockbuster but an enjoyable time....

A THOUSAND WORDS

By BABMH
I ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH. IT HAS A MESSAGE BEHIND IT. THAT WAS A NICE SURPRISE. MY FIRST THOUGHT WHEN I SAW THE PREVIEW ON TV WAS THAT IT WAS JUST GOING TO BE FUNNY. THE ACTING WAS GREAT ALSO....

A MOVIE WITH A NICE ENDING

By rmc843
We've always like Eddie Murphy. SO happy he is making movies again! We found this movie entertaining and a bit crazy. I was happy with the message at the end of the movie. That is a nice...

Fun to see Eddie Murphy again

By alohadonna
If you loved Eddie Murphy's arrogant character Kit in Bowfinger and the street con man in Trading Places, you'll really enjoy Eddie's portrayal of a conceited agent whose motor mouth is suddenly &...

what does it make you think and feel

By nichirensman
I enjoyed the movie as an afternoon way to get away from my thoughts and worries. No matter how preposterous or or laden in formula this picture may seem, I would say the message is good and don't...

Review of Thousand Words

By holskmes
A cute storyline with an ending that makes you think about your own life and the message the writer is trying to convey. Didn't laugh as much as some of the other Eddie Murphy movies, and I found...

A Thousand Words

By petracuster
i like the movie, it had some things people might me facing in life not like the tree but simillar. it was a teary and very much halarious. Eddie is very funny and makes any movie a hit. would see it...

Feel good family movie

By Ski3MD
I loved it overall. Based soley on the movie and not its trailer, I was initially annoyed by the verbosity of Eddy Murphy's character. It WAS their intention to portray him as an annoying...

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Rated PG-13 | For Sexual Situations, Language, Dialogue and Some Drug-Related Humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Disappointing comedy about self-reflection has sexy stuff.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF