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PG-13| 1 hr. 31 min.

Plot Summary
Jack McCall (Eddie Murphy) is a selfish literary agent whose fast-talking ways allow him to close any deal. His next target is New Age guru Dr. Sinja (Cliff Curtis), but the savvy doctor sees right through Jack. A magical tree appears in Jack's yard, and, according to Dr. Sinja, the tree and Jack are connected; every time Jack says a word, a leaf falls from the tree. When the last leaf drops, Jack will die. With just a thousand leaves left, Jack must learn to curb his speech or he's a goner.

Cast: Eddie Murphy , Kerry Washington , Cliff Curtis , Clark Duke , Allison Janney , Ruby Dee , Kayla Blake , Winston Rocha

Director: Brian Robbins

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

A Thousand Words (2012)

Release Date: March 9th, 2012|1 hr. 31 min.

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critic reviews ( 18 )
fan reviews ( 22 )
  • The concept is unoriginal, the scenarios aren't funny, and its message is banal. Plus, Murphy alternately hams it up and phones it in. show more

  • If only this Eddie Murphy flick had taken its own advice and spent a little more time being reflective instead of hyperactive, it might have overcome a trite script and awful, obvious excuses for comedy. show more

  • The formulaic script by Steve Koren doesn't manage to exploit the absurd premise with any discernible wit or invention, and the star is left floundering. show more

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  • September 01, 2012 zg00000000074322
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    Eddie Murphy is a great actor in this drama/comedy that depicts the fast-paced modern life that surrounds most of us.

  • July 03, 2012 innovativefoods
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    I think this movie sucked, dissapointing...

  • July 02, 2012 pamelacroix
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    Inspirational Movie. I recomend it

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