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A Thousand Words

Jack McCall (Eddie Murphy) is a man with a golden tongue. But his words are about to cost him. After he lies to Dr. Sinja (Cliff Curtis), the guru connects each of Jack's utterances with a leaf on a magic tree -- with fatal consequences when the last one falls. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C+
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 91
Theater Release: 09 Mar 2012
Video Release: 26 Jun 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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A Thousand Words is rated PG-13: for sexual situations including dialogue, language and some drug-related humor.

Director: Brian Robbins
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Cliff Curtis, Kerry Washington, Clark Duke
Studio: 2012 DreamWorks
Website: Official site for A Thousand Words.

Detailed Review

A picture might be worth a thousand words but this picture isn’t worth the price of admission. Given society’s aversion to silence, the problem of verbal barrages is a… 
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Why Is A Thousand Words Rated PG-13?

Violence: A man lies on numerous occasions. A character suffers injuries, some of which… 
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Is the saying “talk is cheap” true in this movie? What does Jack learn about… 
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