Overall Rank: 19829
Average Rating: 2/4
# of Ratings: 36
Theatrical Release Date: 03/09/2012
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 06/26/2012
Genre: Comedy, Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Brian Robbins
Actors: Eddie Murphy, Ariel Winter, Cliff Curtis, Allison Janney, Clark Duke, Kerry Washington
Plot: A man learns he only has a thousand words left to say before he dies.
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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 11/15/2013
Eddie plays Jack McCall, a cocky agent from a publishing firm who uses his words to close deals. One day he becomes one with a tree that grew in-front of his house. Some films tend to confuse because of the way it wants to go, this one tried to be a fantasy, drama, comedy all in one. This flick also reminded this critic of Forrest Gump, with lousy artists and direction. Eddie Murphy was good as always but the rest of the supporting characters felt unbelievable. Overall, not really one of the worst films Eddie Murphy was in, it was just way too ludicrous and preachy for a comedy.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/15/2012
Chalk this up to another in the string of Eddie Murphy duds. Here, Murphy sleepwalks through a mostly joyless role, going through the motions in a mess of a leaky plot. There are, it should be said, a handful of redeeming scenes that would be meaningful in a better movie, but the bulk is both stupid and unfunny.
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Rod - wrote on 05/24/2013
Jack McCall (Eddie Murphy) is one business man who gets whatever he wants as he uses his words to deceive people. One day, he speaks lies to a spiritual guru and finds himself with a magical tree as his life indicator. Each time he says a word, a leaf falls.
OKAY. I see that most people do not appreciate this film. I would say that nothing was really great about this film, but ALSO, I should say that when I saw this one, it surprises me, I expected less but it gave something that exceeded my expectations. GREAT MESSAGE, yes! The story passed on my criteria. Eddie Murphy and the rest of the gang entertained me enough. I cannot give so much praise on it, but it was a decent watch for me. I guess, this was more of a family drama, I think. Something that a family will enjoy …
MovieAddict - wrote on 01/12/2013
Eddie plays Jack McCall, a fast-talking literary agent who will do and say anything to close a deal. When he goes after the most sought after author, spiritual self-guru Dr. Sinja (Cliff Curtis), the guru sees through his deceit and agrees to the deal, only to later deliver a five-page book. Later that night Jack goes home to find an unusual tree in his yard. . After finding out that the tree loses a leaf every time Jack says a word he refuses to speak at all, as doing so will keep the tree, and him, alive but soon his work, marriage, and friendships are all affected.
I was entertained. There is a core of message there, of being true to yourself and those important to you, spouse, children, parents and friends. Worth a look if you’ve got nothing better to look at.
Lee - wrote on 08/10/2012
Ok seeing the reviews of this film would normally make film goers run for their lives. mind you i will say that it definatly wasn't worth the price of admission although it wasn't as bad as some might say either. I have always liked Eddie Murphy, he doesnt make the blockbuster films that he once made during the 80/90's however always is a comfortable presence on the big screen. now let's not put all the blame upon Eddie himself as he didn't write or direct this film. He just acts his way through what he believes to be a good acting choice in the long run.
This time around Eddie plays Jack, a fast talking literary agent who after signing a new age self help guru named Dr. Sinja ( Cliff Curtis) Now Sinja's claim to fame is he can see through anyone's lies and or curse that has been …
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FilmCraveDude - wrote on 2012-03-13 00:39
a chance to talk to actor Ariel Felix about his role in "A Thousand
Words." Here's what he said:
Tell me about your role in A THOUSAND WORDS
Ariel: I play a Jr. Agent
who has a couple of dealings with&nbsp;Eddie Murphy's character. &nbsp;He plays
a high profile literary agent and it follows him after he stretches the truth
on a deal. &nbsp;Aside from the film being funny, it&nbsp;holds a good lesson
on the consequences of every word we speak. And for the record, I …