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Fast-talking Jack McCall (Eddie Murphy) says whatever it takes to close a deal. But after stretching the truth with a spiritual guru, he suddenly finds his life depending on a magical tree with 1,000 leaves…one for every word he has left. Now Jack’s got to stop talking and conjure up some outrageous ways to communicate or he’s a goner. See why A Thousand Words is the hilarious, feel-good comedy that has it all: “great cast, great laughs [and a] great time!”
Top Customer Reviews
The thoughts and depth of the movie may be the definition of cliche, but it was good.
I mean surprisingly, it was good!
The movie touched on the comedic side at times, coming across as not hard to navigate. Meaning I saw parts coming.
The end was gratifying, the middle pretty good. The beginning was a little slow or rather a little predictable, but not bad.
I liked it, which shocks me more than you know.
In the end, reading the reviews from other users spoiled a little bit of the movies path, but I recommend this movie. It is about 3.5 to 4 stars, and had a good message.
This movie has a good story, and it wrapped up nicely in a laughter invoking package through to the end.
I watched while laughing with my girlfriend, and enjoyed a good neutral movie (chick-flick v. man-show).
I recommend it for a friday night when there's no plans for going out.
This lukewarm comedy/drama can best be enjoyed by fans of Eddie Murphy’s classic, manic comedy style. As a Murphy vehicle it works better than some of his duds but is not a patch on his best work, say the first Dr. Doolittle film or his voice of the Donkey in Shrek. I myself do like the classic, manic Murphy style very much and enjoyed the film because Director Brian Robbins allows Murphy to run lose on screen for extended periods. The recent Tower Heist had Murphy doing improvisational comedy for about one minute, the best minute by far in the film. A Thousand Words has Murphy contorting his face and talking fast for a lot of the movie. Good.
There is a side story about the importance of family to a person’s ultimate personal happiness that also worked for me. I won’t spoil it for you but there is a complicated and very touching exposition of the Murphy character’s relationship with his father and mother that caused my tears to well up if not actually leak out.
The story is a journey into Magical Realism in Twenty First Century American Cinema but let’s just say a magic tree is trying to kill Eddie Murphy. The magic tree loses a leaf for each word Murphy speaks-Murphy is an agent who makes his living by talking. When the tree becomes leafless, Murphy becomes lifeless. This gives Murphy a chance to be funny without speaking, which he does.
All in all, this is only average or a little less. We should think of A Thousand Words as a mathematically average two and a half saw blade film. This is just about average for Director Brian Robbins. Robbins has directed a number of real Hollywood films including Good Burger and The Shaggy Dog. Eddie Murphy once had enough star power to command more original directing talent but this is no longer the case.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have seen a lot of inspirational movies, but this one balanced beautifully the fun of a comedy with a message that actually reached me instead of stricking me as... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Anthony A. Restivo
Not worth the money. Not appropriate for kids or teens, but boring for adults.Published 3 months ago by Amazon1
Great movie, a lot of people should watch this movie because it has a great meaning about not being so selfish and self centered and to learn to be more forgiving and loving to... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Petra
I disliked it immensely. Eddie Murphy tried too hard to be funny. I would not recommend this movie.Published 6 months ago by Lydia C. Dennis