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The Number 23
First it takes hold of your mind...then it takes hold of your life.
Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now he's worried that a fictional murder might materialize.
Utter bollocks...... hold on, utter bollocks, UB, U=21, B=2, 21+2=23... wierd!
I would watch Batman & Robin twice before I watched this again.
A senseless, pointless, unpersuasive and incoherent film that tries to be something that clearly is not. Thank you for another undeniable masterpiece, Joel Schumacher.
This review will contain 23 words:
Yeah, that is it.
Joel (Satan) Schumacher has once again created a film that doesn't comes close to meeting its ambitions. A wannabe mystery-thriller, 'The Number 23' showcases another dramatic turn from Jim Carrey that is solid, but never manages to elevate the material to a higher level. The film's overly serious tone would be effective and intriguing if the story wasn't so laughable and farcical. Unintentionally funny, futile and tedious, 'The Number 23' is another dud from the devil himself.
Walter Sparrow (Jim Carrey) lives an average life with his wife (Virginia Madsen) and his son (Logan Lerman). After receiving a book as a gift from his wife, he starts to draw similarities between the novel's narrative and his own life. Becoming obsessed…
I've watched half a dozen Jim Carrey movies this week. This was by far the funniest. In fact, a case could be made this is the funniest movie he's ever made.
Also: my birthday is December 23. The number 23... December 23... HOLY SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT.
I'd heard so many abysmal reports on this film that I put off seeing it until October this year. And the film turned out to be silly, but not the excruciatingly bad turkey I feared. Sometimes it helps having your expectations lowered... really lowered.
Jim Carrey is a fine serious actor in movies like THE TRUMAN SHOW and ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, but here he is miscast, a shame really since he's trying really hard. Thankfully he is given a likable family in the shape of Virginia Madsen and future star Logan Lerman.
Normally when a movie character goes paranoid, the others turn their back on them, leaving them out in the cold. But here the wife and…
My review -- this film is now on DVD and what can I really say about this project? A part from this it is terrible, in fact I had to go and look at some other film critics opinions just in case I missed something [my opinion is not and will not be tainted on what I listen to by official film critics but you know when a film is so terrible you just have to step away and go and do some investigating to see if there was some of the plot that I missed but sadly I did not miss anything.] The contents briefly we meet our lead character Walter as he gives us this inner monologue on…
Oh my God how can I forgot this! =)) =))
The premise is typical. If only I watch this today, I can guess the ending or who-behind-what. But back then I was more naive..... And this gave me like a little obsession for a while. I remember my theater ticket was contains '23' in the number series, sitting in the row D number 2 & 3 (with my friend), the film started at 15.23 p.m. etc etc etc LOL
It was strange to watch Jim Carrey here and I spotted fetus!Logan Lerman.
I like Jim Carrey a lot. I hate Joel Schumacher a lot. And, unfortunately, I also hate The Number 23 a lot, and Jim Carrey, despite being a fantastic actor in non-comedic roles, doesn't do anything to stop me from saying this movie is horrible. Granted, he does an okay job in the film, but half the time it's just Carrey or someone else making up random excuses for why a specific name, event, even color eventually adds up to 23. Anyone could make up other random reasons for it equals a different number. And in the end, none of it makes sense, most things that happen are just plain, idiotic, conveniences. I had low expectations, but The Number 23 couldn't even reach those - 1.9/10
I premise of minute potential stretched to limits of what is believable. The plot unfolds under the guise of a psychological mystery with little to no finesse or eloquence that the big reveal of the twist ending was painfully unsatisfying. Jim Carrey does what he can with the script and attempts the role of the mentally tortured man so earnestly, yet his character remains two-dimensional and predictable. The idea which inspired the film is interesting and something of worth could be produced working from the numerically obsessed angle the film attempts. But Darren Aronofrsky did it better, and this film plays as a woeful ripoff of that mixed with a lame mistaken identity plot. Just watch Pi instead.
For some reason I remember this movie being moderately interesting. I can't imagine why I ever thought that.
One of the worst movies I have ever seen.
Fuck this number. Seriously.
- A Page of Madness
- Un Chien Andalou
- L'âge d'or
- Meshes of the Afternoon
- Gone Girl
- Fight Club
- Citizen Kane
- Mystic River
Suggest any, but please do not state the twist in the comments :)
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- Epic Movie
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- Meet the Spartans
- The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)
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