Eddie Murphy's 'A Thousand Words' scores as 'worst reviewed film of all time'

The new comedy scores a 0% ranking on Rotten Tomatoes

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Eddie Murphy's new comedy A Thousand Words has scored the dubious honour of receiving 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The movie reviews aggregation site pulled in a solid 39 negative reviews out of 39, making it a contender for the worst reviewed film of all time, according to The Guardian.

Other films have scored 0% in the past, including Puffball and Bucky Larson: Born To Be Star, but never before with such a high profile star. Reviews have been scathing across the board. USA Today said: "the concept is unoriginal, the scenarios aren’t funny, and its message is banal."

The usually sober Variety meanwhile stuck the knife in, saying: "Murphy's largely wordless, physically adroit performance can’t redeem this tortured exercise in high-concept spiritualist hokum."

In the movie, Murphy stars as a literary agent who is cursed by a new age guru, and has to stop speaking or he will die when he has spoken his thousandth word. It is released in the UK on April 6.

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