• A Thousand Words (2012)

A Thousand Words

Release Date: March 9th, 2012

DVD Release Date: June 26th, 2012

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 J. Rocha

Director: Brian Robbins

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Saturn Films, Paramount Pictures International, Work After Midnight Films

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Office, 2000s, Wife, Transformation, Heartwarming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 38
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 40
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 40

    It doesn't help that even the pratfalls in A Thousand Words look tired and recycled. show more

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