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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.
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.
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.
Corey Stoll is in this. Corey Stoll was also in Midnight in Paris, for which Woody Allen received his 23rd Oscar nomination...
Guys, this is getting 2spooky4me.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I saw this movie years ago and at the time I remember really enjoying it. After watching it, I did a bunch of research on the actual 23 enigma that the movie is based on. I even wrote a paper on it for school. Most people don’t talk about this movie, but anytime I hear the rare reference someone makes, it’s always negative. So I’ve been meaning to watch it again to see which is right. The critics or my memory. After finishing it, the truth is in a place in between. The movie is certainly not good but I don’t think it’s total garbage. The whole 23 enigma is interesting, but the way they use it is just ridiculous.…
Jim proving that besides being the best comedy actor alive, he can do very well a serious job.
A better director could have turned The Number 23 into something in the vein of Seven or Memento. The premise is good and so are a lot of the story elements, but Joel Schumacher just messed it all up.
The movie goes back and fourth with what is taking place in a book the main character is reading and the rest of the movie, and the scenes that take place in the book are hilarious looking. The lighting and color grading looks like it's suppose to be a parody of David Fincher/Christopher Nolan's style, and the fact that it's Jim Carrey doesn't help (he is fine for most of the movie, though. He just does not make a good detective).…
I am a massive fan of Jim Carey so he surprised me with this role. He is sterling.
"oooh what's going on"
"ooh... that's it? that's disappointing.."
an extra star for jim carey doing drama cos that was a big deal to me back then.
La película juega con los mismos ingredientes que otros directores han hecho populares en las últimas dos décadas, y lo hace bastante bien. Película de intriga y suspense con un gran giro final, dilemas sobre la identidad y la pérdida de la misma, (Fight Club, Memento,...). Está bien ejecutada y carece de las ínfulas o la pretendida relevancia de aquellos dos ejemplos o la filmografía de Shyamalan, por ejemplo. Bien porque el misterio del 23 no es lo esencial, bien porque no quiere engañar, no finge ser más de lo que es. No quiere parecer más inteligente, ni más trascendente, ni más importante que las dos horas de entretenimiento que nos sirve a los espectadores. Entiendo que al final pueda…
Bad, like bad x 23 = this movie... As you can see by my review, this film made me dumber.
really really I watched it once felt like I watched it 23 times..
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