Overall Rank: 7927
Average Rating: 2.4/4
# of Ratings: 156
Theatrical Release Date: 02/23/2007
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Joel Schumacher
Actors: Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen, Danny Huston, Lynn Collins, Logan Lerman, Mark Pellegrino
Plot: A man becomes obsessed by the number 23 after reading a novel that seems to parellel his own life.
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 03/06/2014
A man becomes obsessed by the number 23 because he is a weirdo by reading a novel that seems to parellel his own life. This movie was awful and dull and really not scary.
Kyle(The Rebel) - wrote on 08/27/2012
Carrey shines in his debut dramatic performance. Plot twists, strong acting, and a surprise ending make this film a must see.
Snoogans - wrote on 11/14/2011
A bland mystery, with lots of weird turns and out of place flashbacks, that adds up to a completely disappointing ending.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 01/07/2017
An ordinary guy receives a book that seems to strangely echo his own life, leading to his descent into obsession and paranoia. The Number 23 is yet another of those twist-based psychological thrillers of the type upon which M. Night Shyamalan made his name. Fans of Stephen king will find a lot of his familiar ingredients in the plot as every twist and turn lumbers onto screen directly on cue while Joel Schumacher exercises his usual visual overkill and all round lack of subtlety. To be fair, the story maintained my interest as along as I was entertaining myself by guessing the "big twist", but The Number 23 certainly would not stand up to repeated viewing. Not the worst example of the genre and fans of Stephen King may find some amusement in its rather adolescent Twilight Zone style …
TheStumps - wrote on 10/29/2008
This movie should have stopped when Walter Sparrow ripped the wallpaper off and found all of the writing on the wall. There wasn't actually a need to continue; it was a perfect stopping point of intrigue. People would have had something to talk about and make up their own conclusions of what happened afterward, while still having been given plenty of material to have relative closure.
You know how he was, and what was going on at that point...the mystery was over. Everything after that was merely cleaning up the end in a nice and tidy "happy ending", which was horribly unneeded.
This could have been great with an ending likened to Twilight Zone stories. However...Schumacher stays true to his overdoing, and...well...over does it again.
efrain - wrote on 11/14/2007
“Sorry dude, we don’t have that.” So says the punk at the concession when I asked him if they had any breakfast cereal. My evening wasn’t going well.
But I was pleasantly surprised that “The Number 23″ was actually halfly good. I know what you’re thinking, halfly isn’t a word. Just wait. There it is. It’s now a word. You’re welcome.
So there’s something called the 23 Enigma which refers to the idea that everything is related to the number 23: from Michael Jordan to the numerological weirdness of 9/11 (9+11+2+0+0+1=23) to the first and last sentence of this review. However, as the movie suggests, there isn’t any meaning or purpose to this weird phenomenon.
At first, I thought the movie was gonna suck because of the director (destroyer of Tim Burton’s …
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