Monday, March 12, 2012

The Continuing Downward Spiral of Eddie Murphy's Career

Posted By on Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 2:00 PM

As of this morning, Eddie Murphy's latest film, A Thousand Words has a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Which means that, of the 39 reviews by professional movie critics, absolutely no one liked it.

For comparison's sake, that 0% puts it in rarified air, alongside such luminary films as Manos: The Hands of Fate, Highlander 2: The Quickening and Sarah Palin propagand-umentary The Undefeated, which probably should have won an award for having the least factually accurate movie title of 2011.

But don't feel bad for Murphy: RT users have thus far given A Thousand Words a 63% approval rating, though to be honest, I wasn't aware that many people who enjoyed The Adventures of Pluto Nash still existed.

A sampling of the positive reviews: "Every movie doesn't have to be cutting edge or Saturday Night Live clever," says a woman who apparently hasn't seen SNL since Will Ferrell left; "I laughed out loud and I teared up. Although, come to think of it I was the only one who was doing these things in the theater come to think of it," says one honest man; and finally, the gold standard of the positive reviews: "It's Liar, Liar meets The Artist...more or less."

It's currently playing in Tucson, but make sure to check out Colin Boyd's upcoming review, out this Thursday — if nothing else, for the off-chance he decides to screw up the anti-perfect game this flick appears to be pitching.

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