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The Number 23 Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
February 22, 2007
Doing arithmetic helps distract you from how stupid the plot is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 22, 2007
The Number 23 plays a bit too much like Memento for Dummies.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects
February 23, 2007
A film that draws us in for the first 80 minutes only to let us down in the last 15.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
February 21, 2007
They could have saved time and money and simply given paying customers cards reading, 'You have a small penis,' or 'Those pants make you look fat.' Surely that's an easier and more cost effective way to insult the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Ali Gray
November 3, 2012
As far as psychological thrillers go, The Number 23 is a little too much 'psycho' and not enough 'logical'.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
February 25, 2007
Like a poorly designed house of cards, 23 tumbles when it becomes apparent that the weak premise sports an even weaker plot. Tack another disaster on to Schumacher's cinematic belt.
| Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
February 21, 2007
The movie isn't sufficiently lurid or campy to be enjoyable on an exploitative level and it's not well enough crafted to work as a more serious form of entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 23, 2007
There are 23 things wrong with this movie. Or maybe there are 24. Or 165. To be honest, I lost count.
Read More | Original Score: C
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
February 22, 2007
This is the sort of film where no one can say anything without someone else commenting: 'Thirty-two -- 23 reversed!' Yes, and what do you know? There are 23 letters in the phrase 'better luck next time, folks.'
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
February 22, 2007
There's little in this first script by Fernley Phillips but bloodless notions -- nothing that might qualify, by the light of day, as entertainment.
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
July 14, 2007
THE NUMBER 23 starts off promisingly but quickly devolves into an uneven mess.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
February 22, 2007
Twenty-three reasons to avoid wasting your time with "The Number 23."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
February 23, 2007
Laughably acted and about as scary as Britney Spears in a hair salon.
Read More | Original Score: D
Fernando F. Croce
August 27, 2009
Nothing to decipher here
Edward Douglas
February 20, 2007
It's kind of amusing to watch Joel Schumacher trying to be David Fincher or David Lynch and failing miserably due to the weak material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.3/10
George Palathingal
Sydney Morning Herald
April 27, 2007
This thriller's biggest mistake is its belief that it's as clever and original as it is visually stylish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
February 23, 2007
This review's opening sentence, the really dull, pointless one that you are reading at this very moment, is comprised of exactly 23 words.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
A convoluted and rather dull affair.
Kam Williams
February 25, 2007
This sophomoric psychological thriller might not be the best movie Jim Carrey ever made, but it certainly is his worst.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Eric D. Snider
February 22, 2007
I'll say this much for it: It's funnier than Norbit.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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