“A Thousand Words”: Review Revue

In last year’s "Tower Heist," Eddie Murphy reminded critics that his rapid-fire comedic talent is still very much intact. Unfortunately, critics say those attributes are in short supply in "A Thousand Words," an oddly sour, desperate comedy that robs its star of his most valuable asset: his way with words. Murphy plays Jack, a slick, occasionally unscrupulous literary agent who finds a magic tree in his backyard. The tree sheds a leaf every time Jack speaks, and he soon realizes that both he and the tree will die unless he learns to express himself differently. It’s currently at zero percent on the Tomatometer; read what the critics have to say here:

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/03/09/john-carter-silent-house-review-revue/?mod=WSJBlog 

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