A Thousand Words

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A Thousand Words
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A Thousand Words to describe this abomination.
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: Brian Robbins
Written By: Steve Koren
Starring: Eddie Murphy
Kerry Washington
Cliff Curtis
Clark Duke
Allison Janney
Photography: Color
Release Date: March 9, 2012
Runtime: 91 Minutes
Country: United States

A Thousand Words is a 2012 American comedy drama film starring Eddie Murphy, written by Steve Koren, and directed by Brian Robbins.


Literary agent Jack McCall bites off more than he can chew after stretching the truth on a deal with New Age self-help guru Dr. Sinja, and gets a Bohdi tree on his property that holds a valuable lesson on the consequences of every word Jack speaks. If Jack says a certain amount of words, leaves from the tree fall off.

Why It Sucks

  1. The plot is a rip-off of Jim Carrey's 1997 film Liar Liar.
  2. A majority of the characters are unlikable, particularly Jack McCall.
  3. The humor is awful beyond recognition.
  4. The acting is atrocious.
  5. Having a tree being used as a plot device is lame.
  6. Poor direction.

The Only Redeeming Quality

  1. The soundtrack is decent.


  • The film was originally shot in 2008 with a planned release for 2009, but wasn't released until 2012 due to the break-up between DreamWorks and Paramount.
  • The film had a straight-to-DVD release in the United Kingdom.




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