Movies that are slightly off.
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.
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.
The Noir stuff (desaturated color schemes; femmes fatales) works better than it should; Schumacher's stylistic flourishes are as shallow as ever, but engaging nonetheless; and the ensemble cast invests sincerity and seriousness in a goofy script that hardly deserves it. The overt sentiment that puts the film in a far less interesting place in the third act, coupled with an overwritten/underachieving twist-upon-twist denouement, dooms "The Number 23" to mediocrity.
Could've been really interesting, but it gets too ridiculous
Numbers one through twenty-two were pretty shitty too.
Maravilhoso, trama bem amarrada, filme sério de um dos maiores comediantes da atualidade.
Meh. Jim Carry plays a less colorful version of The Ridder. If you consider "23" one word, then this review has 23 words.
I watched this movie out of a few curiosities: Jim Carrey in a dramatic role, the occult theme, the movie poster, it's a psychological thriller and I read somewhere that this move was good. Well I found the movie to be a pleasant surprise - I really enjoyed the film!
The movie has plenty of twists and turns as Walter Sparrow becomes more and more obsessed with the Number 23 - it's numerology madness at it's finest!
There are many people in the world that become obsessed with numbers and sometimes delve into the world of numerology due to their obsession - so the movie is NOT that far fetched at all!
On a personal note: I really liked Jim Carrey's performance in this film and I wish he would do more drama - he's very good!
Ich bin ja bekennender Jim Carrey Fan und mag es vor allem, wenn er mal aus seiner sicheren Comedyhülle ausbrechen darf, und alle von seinem schauspielerischen Talent überzeugen kann. Das gelingt auch hier ganz gut. Da hört das Positive aber schon fast wieder auf.
Man hat hier eine gute (wenn auch nicht sonderlich innovative) Idee und zu Beginn setzt man diese auch ganz gut um. Nur will der Film einfach viel zu viel und kommt dann noch mit einer völlig lahmen Erklärung für das alles um die Ecke, dass man einfach nur enttäuscht sein kann.
Gut inszeniert, aber letztlich verschenktes Potenzial. Schade.
A psychological “thriller” with a whole lot of mumbo-jumbo and very little thrilling going on. Jim Carrey, playing against type (I.e. he doesn’t get a chance to mug his way through the film), is Walter Sparrow, a dog-catcher, who begins to read a book called “The Number 23”, about a private detective turned murderer whose life eerily shadows Walter‘s. The detective’s descent into madness is predicated on his obsession with the number 23 and its prevalence in his life and throughout history. Walter soon is obsessing about the number and its parallels in his own life and determines that the book he thought was fiction is indeed a confession, and he is driven to find out who wrote it. Slow,…
Go watch Darren Aronofsky's Pi instead.
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…
A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…