• A Thousand Words (2012)

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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, Work After Midnight Films

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

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

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