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"A Thousand Words" Makes Rotten Tomatoes History

by Sergio
March 10, 2012 9:00 PM
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Thousand Words

I know beating up on Eddie Murphy's latest disaster A Thousand Words is like kicking a dead horse. What's the point? It's suffered enough already. And yet it's like a guy with a "Kick Me" sign taped to his back. You just can't help yourself. You have to kick it

And now after suffering the indignity of being another film that could nail the coffin shut on Murphy's career (At least I hope not. I think we all want him to make a blazing comeback and to come back into our good graces) Words is now making history by being the first wide release film this year to get a ZERO score on the website.

According go the editor-in-chief of the site, which collects and averages out the ratings of film critics reviews for all movies,  there are only probably "3 or 4 dozens zeroes going back to the start of the site in 1999".

And even worse, of its list of zero films, Words will probably come in as the "fifth or sixth worst in the hisiory" of the site. Words joins an elite group of "zero" films such as Bucky Larson (the worst reviewed film of last year) and the infamous, would-be spy comedy with Antonio Banderas,  Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever

Even Catwoman got a 10 score,  The Adventures of Pluto Nash with Murphy scored a 6 and the legendary (and sinister Scientology recruitment ad) sci-fi film Battlefield Earth ranked higher with a 2 score.

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  • iwillmovetotoronto | July 28, 2012 4:17 AMReply

    This movie was great! I mean yeah it had a cheesy moment but the overall feeling of the movie was satisfying and more. It was funny, entertaining, and it made you want to keep watching. People that repeadly bash on this movie are just trying to fit in with all the movie critics and even the amatuer ones that say the movie is a disaster. Movies are for entertainment, and wether or not an individual thinks the movie is good should be up to ones self, not based on what the majority is saying. Because most of the majority is just leaning on the thoughts of others in that majority. I loved this movie.

  • Cherish | March 11, 2012 3:10 PMReply

    End of his career? Nah. It may still make money at the box office.

  • Neziah | March 11, 2012 12:44 AMReply

    It's from the same director of Norbit. Nuff said.

  • Nadine | March 10, 2012 11:23 PMReply

    I just refuse to believe that his movie could be as bad as they say it is.

  • B | March 11, 2012 12:59 AM

    It's not bad, imo. Much better than Norbit, that's for damn sure. It's a cheesy morality tale, typical of Hollywood, and has all the flaws of such Hollywood films. All that's the say: it's stupid funny and entertaining. That about sums it up. I paid to see it and felt that it was money well spent. Just saying.

  • Dui | March 10, 2012 10:52 PMReply

    This is unfortunate...especially considering how talented and brilliant Eddie Murphy is...

  • JB | March 11, 2012 2:56 PM

    Agreed. He's a tremendous talent that has yet to see roles and projects that challenge him. Dreamgirls was only a hint of what he's capable of doing and look what happened there.

  • DM | March 11, 2012 1:03 AM


  • S.P | March 10, 2012 9:47 PMReply

    Even this supposedly black movies oriented blog couldn't resist putting ultimatum on black filmmakers. Statement like "And now after suffering the indignity of being another film that could nail the coffin shut on Murphy's career" is unwarranted. Eddie Murphy makes comedy. Sometimes it work. Sometime it doesn't.

  • RatedRMish | March 12, 2012 10:04 AM

    I don't agree. "Sometimes it work. Sometime it doesn't."
    The problem is for the better part of 15 years it hasn't, with the exception of The Nutty Professors and I'll even throw in Shrek (where he was literally cast as a jacka**). How many Holy Man's, Pluto Nash's and Norbit's have we had to sit through? I think that this 'supposedly' black movies oriented blog takes such issue with him because they know the greatness that he's capable of i.e. Coming to America. Is his career done? I don't think so myself, however I am really sick of him making these incredibly poor movies choices. He has enough money and power in Hollywood to create his own projects - with dignity.

  • B | March 11, 2012 12:56 AM

    Agreed. I simply don't understand all the insults being thrown at this film on this site. It's a fairly different kind of film for a black lead - different than the standard Tyler Perry rom com - and yet all the dismissals. I maintain: I thought the film was entertaining for what it was. And I doubt Eddie's career is dead. Far from it. Eddie's career will die when Eddie wants it to die. Period.

  • BluTopaz | March 10, 2012 10:21 PM

    Agreed, and I'm not even a major Murphy fan. Tower Heist reviews were mostly all about Murphy's supposedly great performance and how it revived it career. Now this dud is the first project since, and it's "putting the last nail in the coffin" of his career? Sounds like wishful thinking.

  • Laura | March 10, 2012 9:33 PMReply

    I did not know it was scientifically possible for a movie to be worse the "Battlefield Earth"

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