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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.
I stare at my computer screen, absentmindedly sucking on a watermelon Ring Pop. I brush my finger across the trackpad and the movie's runtime appears on screen. I look at how much I've already watched. 23:23.
Later, I brush the trackpad again. 1:23:23.
My jaw drops open.
It's almost over.
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…
Although Jim Carrey gives a committed performance and DP Matthew Libatique delivers stylish cinematography, they unfortunately aren't enough to help this flat and incoherent psychological thriller from director Joel Schumacher overcome a ludicrous plot and hackneyed writing.
In the film, there is a location called the King Edward Hotel. Two of those letters, the 'o' and 't' in 'Hotel', are dark, but everything else is lit up.
Now, there are four letters in King and six in Edward. 4 X 6 = 24.
Subtract the number of lit up letters in 'Hotel' (3). 24-3 = 21.
Add the number of dark letters in 'Hotel' (2). 21+2 = 23.
This is a stupid, stupid film.
No..... I watched this back in high-school and liked the dark story, and the stylized visuals at parts.... But gee this movie sucks. Bad acting, horrendous script, stupid twists, a very silly plot.... Nothing here adds up to something enjoyable. I put it on in the background while i cleaned my room and did HW. And I was annoyed as I passively watched it, I can't imagine watching it with undivided attention.
Wasn't terri-terri-ble, and is one of Jim Carey's better efforts but not good enough to recommend.
Enjoyable, goofy thriller. Joel Schumacher finds all sorts of creative ways around clearly expressing the film's twisty-turny, flashback, fantasy driven structure. Great casting pays off big time, and never feels too Illumi-nutty. I mean it's still trash essentially, but good trash.
As much as I like Jim Carrey, and as much as I like to see him in a serious role this movie was crap. I think if they hadn't had any of the alternate fantasies (or whatever you want to call them) that were in the book maybe this could've been better. At the same time though the overall plot and twist of it isn't anything new or eye-opening.
I watched this on a long flight.
It's cheesy as fuck and I like it just because.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It was him the whole time, wow I didn't see that coming... (Not)
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Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.