Reviews: The Words (2012)

Reviews for this film from our members:

  • [New – 2/7] | Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
    • Excerpt: The Words fails me.
  • Jason Bailey @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: ‘The Words’ is a ponderous movie, tinny and schematic.
  • Luke Bonanno @
    • Excerpt: The Words is the cinematic equivalent of 1990s fashion. By that, I mean it has layers.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: …in its translation they borrow the structure of “The Hours,” stuff their dialogue full of silly pretentiousness and feature the heart of their story with lesser known actors in the style of a History Channel recreation. Woody Allen took himself far less seriously covering this same idea in “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.”
  • Jim Dixon @
    • Excerpt: “The Words” functions like a thriller, and this is certainly a story where you can’t wait to see what happens next. The fact that the story is not presented linearly helps, rather than hinders. Telling this story within a story within a story is a hell of a juggling act, but it’s masterfully accomplished by co-directors Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal, who deftly keep all their balls in the air.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: In the re-examination, we realize just how much of the material’s potential is left unexplored — how little substance there actually is here.
  • Cynthia Fuchs @ PopMatters
    • Excerpt: The women make sad faces and recite clichés, and so move their men to write more clichés. Which makes them clichés, but of course.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: As a romantic drama, it’s a tiresome dud.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: When The Words focused on its core subject, I perked up. When it went off on lackluster tangents – which it does for more than half of its running time – I grew impatient.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Márcio Sallem @ Cinema com Crítica [Portuguese]
  • Tom Santilli @
    • Excerpt: It is a story within a story within a story, none of which are even the least bit interesting.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guy’s Opinion
  • George Zervopoulos @ Movies Ltd [Greek]

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