The Number 23 Reviews

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February 23, 2007
Part detective story, part psychological drama, this is unsatisfying on both levels.
February 23, 2007
Mind-numbingly silly conspiracy thriller.
February 23, 2007
This is a film that doesn't quite know what it is. Perhaps a mistake would be the fairest description.
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.
February 22, 2007
Here's our homage to the film's tortured permutations of the numerals 2 and 3: 3 minus 2 equals 1. And there is only one reason to see this movie: You have absolutely nothing better to do.
February 22, 2007
Let's cut to the chase: Movies don't get much more dunderheaded than Joel Schumacher's semi-psychological thriller The Number 23.
February 22, 2007
Carrey has never looked so uncomfortable on-screen.
February 22, 2007
Not only does the film have no sense of story, it has little sense of itself, including a long postscript just to untangle the knots.
February 22, 2007
The Number 23 plays a bit too much like Memento for Dummies.
February 22, 2007
It makes you want to cover your eyes and clutch your ears.
February 22, 2007
A numerological, super-dumb-ological thriller.
February 22, 2007
As Sam Goldwyn said: Include me out.
February 22, 2007
I'm not much of a math student, but I can tell you what The Number 23 all adds up to: nothing.
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.'
February 22, 2007
The 23rd letter of the alphabet is W, without which there would be no waffles, Wal-Mart and, that final word on all things tiresome and pretentious: whatever.
February 22, 2007
Narrated in voice-over by the hero, the movie is an object lesson in the dangers of having a storyteller who manufactures his own logic.
February 22, 2007
No one wants to watch a by-the-numbers hack job -- even if the movie is called The Number 23.
February 22, 2007
Having seen the movie, allow me to throw one additional calculation into the equation: The Number 23 is a zero.
February 21, 2007
By the end, you'll want to stick around, if only to crack the Jim Carrey code: Is he a real actor after all, or is the rabid urgency with which he keeps trying to be the most real thing about him?
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.
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