Eddie Murphy's latest comedy A Thousand Words earned a 0% score on Rotten Tomatoes. (Reuters)
The Tomatometer has spoken, and the news isn't good.
The Eddie Murphy disaster comedy A Thousand Words has been universally panned by film critics, earning it a 0% score on Rotten Tomatoes, the leading movie review aggregator.
The perfect score means that 39 of the 39 reviews counted were categorized as rotten -- a pretty strong indicator that A Thousand Words is one of the worst movies to hit theaters in quite some time. It even beat out the excruciating Adam Sandler comedy Jack and Jill -- by three points.
Filmcritic.com described A Thousand Words as another sour note in the continuing symphony which is Eddie's contemporary career irrelevance. Vulture critic Bilge Ebiri went for the jugular: Does Eddie Murphy actually have any range, or is it just an illusion created by a few early edgy roles and, later, a lot of CGI makeup and fat suits?
Others were more sympathetic to the veteran comic actor. Eddie Murphy should have just said the word 'No' to this tired, formulaic comedy, wrote Frank Sheck for the Hollywood Reporter.
While a zero percent ranking on Rotten Tomatoes doesn't come around very often, misery has some company. Here's a glimpse of seven more films that received Rotten Tomatoes' lowest dishonor:
Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star
Putrid and completely unfunny, 'Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star' is a torturous exercise for a viewer. I can't count the times I wanted to walk out of this ghastly excuse for a movie. -- KWQC-TV
I wish the finished product was as amusing as the behind-the-scenes pot-fueled merriment I imagine took place during production. -- BrianOrndorf.com
This Sarah Palin hosanna is done in by the simple fact that its director needs to go back to film school. -- The Atlantic
Love, Wedding, Marriage
If there is a special hell for film critics, it probably has movies like 'Love, Wedding, Marriage' on continuous rotation. -- The New York Times
A Novel Romance
As a showcase for Steve Guttenberg's 52-years-young pecs, 'A Novel Romance' might have been better served as a workout video. - Slant Magazine
All I Want (Try Seventeen)
Not to be bothered with -- eFilmCritic.com
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
A sick joke that should make strange bedfellows between pederasts and the insipid demographic that keeps Anne Geddes's paper stacked. -- Slant Magazine