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Eddie Murphy film gets worst reviews ever
The Telegraph ^ | 03/13/2012

Posted on 03/13/2012 4:39:06 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Eddie Murphy's new film A Thousand Words has been slated in America with headlines speculating whether it is 'the worst film of all time'.

Comedian Murphy, who turned 50 last April, made his name with films such as Beverly Hills Cop and voiced Donkey in the hugely popular Shrek films but his latest movie, filmed in 2008, is attracting damning verdicts.

On Rotten Tomatoes - the American review aggregator website - A Thousand Words has earned a 0 per cent rating (the percentage of critics who have given the film a positive review), based on 41 reviews. Few films have previously sunk that low - examples being Roberto Benigni's Pinocchio and Heather Graham's sex flop Killing Me Softly.

Murphy, who has made fine films in the past such as Trading Places, plays a vain, fast-talking literary agent called Jack McCall, who learns to love his family again thanks to humbling lessons dished out by a magic tree.

Michael Phillips in the LA Times wrote: "In A Thousand Words the camera stays about two inches from Murphy's hyperactive face, and you start to see the strain and desperation in the actor's eyes. Without saying a word, those reaction shots — the film is a 100-minute reaction shot unto itself - says: I am in trouble here, yet I remain a big bad wolf of comedy. I will huff and puff and get a laugh. Somehow."

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: eddiemurphy; filmreview

1 posted on 03/13/2012 4:39:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

How many “magic tree’s” can Hollywood make a movie about??

Talk about a tired subject. We know they are all leftist Gaia worshippers already.


2 posted on 03/13/2012 4:42:13 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SeekAndFind

Eddie needs to go back to doing standup.


3 posted on 03/13/2012 4:43:43 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Worse than Ishtar??


4 posted on 03/13/2012 4:43:47 PM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! ! ..)
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5 posted on 03/13/2012 4:45:40 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Well, if they wait 3+ years to release a movie, that’s a pretty good sign that it probably isn’t going to be very good.


6 posted on 03/13/2012 4:46:50 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: EggsAckley

Does this mean that “Ishtar” had at least one positive review??


7 posted on 03/13/2012 4:48:52 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: dfwgator

That is very true.


8 posted on 03/13/2012 4:49:38 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SeekAndFind
norbit Pictures, Images and Photos The Adventures Of Pluto Nash Pictures, Images and Photos

He's done it before...

9 posted on 03/13/2012 4:49:38 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: SeekAndFind

Racist liberal critics.


10 posted on 03/13/2012 4:50:29 PM PDT by mardi59 (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have a hard time believing there are worse films than “Glen or Glenda” and “Plan 9 from Outer Space”.


11 posted on 03/13/2012 4:52:28 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: SeekAndFind

Actually, nothing can top Eddie Murphy’s “Boomerang” as the worst movie of all time.

It was released a long 20 years ago, and I can still remember my disgust quite vividly - and that’s something.


12 posted on 03/13/2012 4:56:41 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: SeekAndFind

The one where he doesn’t talk? Might be worth watching. Can Streisand do the same thing? Algore? Behar? The list is endless.


13 posted on 03/13/2012 4:57:01 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: SeekAndFind
who learns to love his family again thanks to humbling lessons...

Gee, a family-friendly movie that promotes humility hated by modern critics. Who else is underwhelmed?

14 posted on 03/13/2012 5:09:02 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (If knowledge puffs up, information positively deludes.)
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To: SeekAndFind; windcliff

Will it last 1,000 minutes in the movie theaters?


15 posted on 03/13/2012 5:10:44 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Snickering Hound

Pluto Nash was a very bad movie and a wasted rental.


16 posted on 03/13/2012 5:13:08 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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17 posted on 03/13/2012 5:20:14 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: GeronL

I actually saw Ishtar... but it was only because we had driven 40 miles to the base in Munich, and that’s what they were playing in the movie theater. It was dismal.


18 posted on 03/13/2012 5:20:26 PM PDT by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: Snickering Hound

Norbit was actually hilarious. At least in my opinion. Pluto Nash was stupid. I remember Harlem nights as a pretty good one.


19 posted on 03/13/2012 5:23:39 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: crazydad

Murphy is better as part of an ensemble cast, rather than when he is the main star.


20 posted on 03/13/2012 5:26:13 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Actually, I think it was Mussolini who got the worst review ever...


21 posted on 03/13/2012 5:30:48 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: bootless

sounds like torture


22 posted on 03/13/2012 5:32:25 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SeekAndFind
I would say the remake of The Cat in the Hat is up there in the top 5. The only movie ever that actually made me physically angry. Just like Hollywood, they took a nice little fun story for children, and filled it full of vile sexual themes. And, the cat himself came across as ‘icky’, to me. It was weird in a deviant way and stupid. I hated it.

But, yeah, I think the whole Black shtick is losing steam. Remember Whoopi making all those movies where she was always the wise old owl, showing a bunch of stupid silly White girls the way of the world. Murphy was always the one-step-ahead streetwise cool-guy, who could go into any situation and come out perfectly groomed and on top with a couple of smart jokes. All, this stuff is just old these days. All the ‘angry Black comics’ are losing steam, that whole Black theme is just tired.

Chappelle hit it just right. Although almost everything he did was Black themed, his stuff was genuinely funny as he!! without all the in-your-face anger and prejudice. His stuff wasn't us-against-them humor, it wasn't we're smart and you are dumb, we are innocent and you are somehow guilty, is was more along the lines of, Black people are funny, White people are funny, everybody is funny, and we are all in this thing together. That is what made him great.

But I digress. I'm really just stalling because I have real work to do and I'm being lazy. Oh well, back at it...[sigh]

23 posted on 03/13/2012 5:34:39 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well I won’t embarrass myself like I did in high school when my friends said, “Let’s go see Ishtar”. I think that was named the worst movie up to that point in 1987 and stuck for quite a while.


24 posted on 03/13/2012 6:19:00 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: I Drive Too Fast
Pluto Nash was a very bad movie and a wasted rental.

I must agree. You can also ad The Golden Child. I was almost ready to gouge my eyes out on that one.

25 posted on 03/13/2012 6:26:03 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: SeekAndFind
Is this a prequel or sequel to Pluto Nash?
26 posted on 03/13/2012 6:52:27 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Mohammedan law every woman must belong to a man will delay the end of slavery until Islam has ceased)
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To: reaganaut

Aww, I love Plan 9 From Outer Space.

It’s so bad, it’s good.


27 posted on 03/13/2012 6:58:45 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (2012 isn't an election - it's a restraining order.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Never forget the tragedy of August 16, 2002.

Pluto Nash Day 1min21sec

28 posted on 03/13/2012 6:59:32 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Mohammedan law every woman must belong to a man will delay the end of slavery until Islam has ceased)
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To: EggsAckley

Or worse than Heaven’s Gate?


29 posted on 03/13/2012 7:02:38 PM PDT by hecticskeptic
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To: Cicero

Best part is “you wanna buy a crib?”


30 posted on 03/13/2012 11:13:59 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: SeekAndFind

‘the worst film of all time’.

Worse than “Big Trouble in Little China”???


31 posted on 03/13/2012 11:17:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

Will it make $1000?


32 posted on 03/14/2012 6:36:59 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: BenLurkin
Worse than “Big Trouble in Little China”???

Hey now - them's fightin' words! Big Trouble is a CLASSIC! A Classic I say! :-)

33 posted on 03/14/2012 6:42:46 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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