Skip to main content
The Words Movie Poster
Ratings & Reviews

The Words


Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking.

PG-13 In Theaters 09/7/2012 , 96min.
Share this movie on
Viewer Score
Viewer score based on 71 ratings
Critic score based on 30 reviews

Your Reviews

Sign In to leave a review for The Words
December 14, 2013
sad film,but honest as far as it goes
November 10, 2013
A must see movie!!!
February 01, 2013
January 25, 2013
great movie, a must watch one
January 07, 2013
Fabulous. Gave me chills. Irons was superb

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Washington Post
A well-acted but narratively limp indie that's undermined by a failure to connect emotionally with its audience. Full Review
Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
Cooper, who looks appealingly wolfish in his expensively tailored suits, plays the whole thing with a dutiful, earnest expression lacquered on his face, his eyes misting on cue at the exact same moments yours will be rolling into the back of your head. Full Review
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
In the end - and every story needs one - The Words is a decent, ambitious, unoriginal film about a decent, ambitious, unoriginal writer. Both aim for greatness. Both fall short. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
It's a snooze. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Ironically, the dialogue in The Words is its chief failing. Full Review

Stay Connected with Moviefone

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings