Has Eddie Murphy made the worst film ever?

Move over Plan Nine From Outer Space and Sex And The City 2, you've got competition in the form of Eddie Murphy's latest movie release.

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A Thousand Words has got the almost-unique distinction of getting a 0% overall rating from the critics on review-aggregation website RottenTomatoes.com.

While there are a few other turkies with the same nul points, the score for A Thousand Words is based on a hefty total of 41 reviews by official critics and popular bloggers.

Legenady film critic Roger Ebert said: "The poster art for A Thousand Words shows Eddie Murphy with duct tape over his mouth, which as a promotional idea ranks right up there with Fred Astaire in leg irons."

While Claudia Puig from USA Today said: "The concept is unoriginal, the scenarios aren't funny, and its message is banal. Plus, Murphy alternately hams it up and phones it in."

And Kyle Smith of the New York Post said, damningly: "Even 2003 Robin Williams would have thunked this script in the fireplace by page 50."

The movie was originally made in 2008 and scheduled for release in 2009, but was delayed by a studio restructure and by Murphy's changing schdule.

The story involved Murphy's fast-talking literary agent being cursed by a new-age guru and being compelled to keep his mouth shut or die.

Murphy's career began with smash hit 1980s comedies including Beverly Hills Cop, 48 Hours and Trading Places.

In the 1990s he experienced a bit of a slump before the massive success of The Nutty Professor in 1996 led to a series of family comedy movies - often involving fat suits and drag.

He scored critical acclaim as the voice of Donkey in Shrek and in the mid-noughties evern got an Oscar nomination for his role in Dreamgirls.

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