John Carter, A Thousand Words. Checkout the overall ratings that these movies are receiving from Film critics. In Theaters This Weekend: John Carter, Silent House, A Thousand Words, The Decoy Bride, Friends With Kids. I’ll be heading out this weekend to watch my boy Eddie Murphy in “A Thousand Words”.
John Carter:War-weary, former military captain John Carter is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas and the captivating PrincessRottentomatoes.com Rating:49% Metacritic.com Rating:52
63. Chicago Sun-Times: Does John Carter get the job done for the weekend action audience? Yes, I suppose it does. The massive city on legs that stomps across the landscape is well-done. The Tharks are ingenious, although I’m not sure why they need tusks. Lynn Collins makes a terrific heroine.
40. Variety:Stanton has been given the resources to create an expansive, expensive world, but lacks the instincts to direct live-action, a limitation that shows most in the performances. Bare of chest and fair of feature, Kitsch doesn’t exhibit enough charisma to carry a project of this scale.
A Thousand Words:Jack McCall is a fast-talking literary agent who can close any deal, any time, any way. He has set his sights on New Age guru Dr. Sinja for his own selfish purposes. Rottentomatoes.com Rating:n/a% Metacritic.com Rating:26
40. The New York Times:The director, Brian Robbins, perhaps as a result of his prime-time pedigree, has so carefully engineered this manipulative machine that little emotional residue remains – only a product inoffensive, unsurprising and uninspiring.
40. New York Daily News: If only this Eddie Murphy flick had taken its own advice and spent a little more time being reflective instead of hyperactive, it might have overcome a trite script and awful, obvious excuses for comedy.