The Number 23 Release
February 23, 2007 Studio: New Line Cinema Director: Joel Schumacher
Screenwriter: Fernley Phillips Starring: Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen, Danny Huston, Logan Lerman,
Rhona Mitra, Maile Flanagan, Patricia Belcher, Lynn Collins, Mark Pellegrino,
Tara Karsian Genre: Drama, Thriller MPAA Rating: R (for violence, disturbing images, sexuality and language) Official Website: Number23movie.com |
Plot Summary: The psychological thriller "The
Number 23" stars Jim Carrey as a man whose life unravels after he comes into
contact with an obscure book titled The Number 23. As he reads the book, he
becomes increasingly convinced that it is based on his own life. His obsession
with the number 23 starts to consume him, and he begins to realize the book
forecasts far graver consequences for his life than he could have ever imagined.
EN 5 Second Review:
Jim Carrey explores his darker side and it scares us
doing his first creepy-junky puzzle horror thriller, throws himself into
blood-bucket acting with a commitment that's scary enough to hold you Owen Glieberman: Entertainment
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
plot for 'The Number 23' is so convoluted it might be better
off repackaged as a comedy Levin Krust: LA Times
It's a Stephen King-like scenario and if handled with
a little nuance might have made for a nice, scary ride.
Instead, the filmmakers get it all wrong from the get-go.
Everyone seems to be approaching the material from a
different direction with unintentional humor seeping in from
intriguing in places and romps along at a satisfying pace
for a conspiracy thriller Simon Crooke: Empire Magazine
What starts out as Ace Ventura: Hex Detective mutates
into a snaking noir with much paranoid numerologising as
Ď23í pops up everywhere. The who-wrote-it revelation folds
under scrutiny but itís fun getting there...more
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