The Number 23

First it takes hold of your mind...then it takes hold of your life.
The Number 23
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DVD Details

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: July 24, 2007
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: New Line Home Video

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User Ratings: 485,068
Rating: 3/10 -- Jim Carrey tries his best, but the film never gets psychologically creepy, never makes the viewer question what is fiction, what is reality, and most importantly what the number 23 is all about. Full Review
The Scorecard Review
Mar 3, 2008
Rating: 1/6 -- It just adds up to sheer ineptitude. Full Review
Time Out
Mar 3, 2007
Rating: 2/4 -- There is something to this 23 stuff, and a film about apophenia (obsession with random connections) would be fascinating. But no. Full Review
Boston Phoenix
Apr 23, 2009
Rating: 1.5/5 -- As Walter's/Fingerling's paranoia grows, the viewer is irritatingly yanked back and forth between the real and imagined settings, and left to decide which one is more ridiculous. Full Review
Georgia Straight
Jul 6, 2010
Nothing to decipher here Full Review
CinePassion
Aug 28, 2009
[Carrey] throws himself into blood-bucket acting with a commitment that's scary enough to hold you. -- Grade: B-
Entertainment Weekly
Mar 2, 2007
Rating: 2/5 -- As far as psychological thrillers go, The Number 23 is a little too much 'psycho' and not enough 'logical'. Full Review
TheShiznit.co.uk
Nov 3, 2012

Product Description:

In Joel Schumacher's psychological thriller THE NUMBER 23, Jim Carrey takes on another dramatic role. Carrey's character is similar to his roles in THE TRUMAN SHOW and ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND: he portrays an average man thrust into quite extraordinary situations after a series of strange events cause him to question everything he's ever taken for granted. On his birthday, Walter Sparrow is given a mysterious and tattered book called THE NUMBER 23 by his loving wife, Agatha (Virginia Madsen). As Walter reads the book, he quickly notices its alarming similarities to his own life. Rather than stop reading, he continues, unknowingly inviting the book to take over his life. The deeper Walter gets into the plot, the more he sees himself in its protagonist, Fingerling, whom we see through highly stylized sequences in which Carrey appears as the seedy detective character. Madsen is also present in these scenes, cast as Fingerling's pain-loving girlfriend Fabrizia. As Fingerling and Fabrizia's love affair inches towards its fiery conclusion, we learn the role the number 23 has played in their story and will play in Walter's future if he cannot keep his growing obsession with it at bay. While Carrey and Madsen are adept at playing a man gone mad and a headstrong wife in crisis, they are most fascinating as their dark counterparts, and Schumacher succeeds in creating a truly intoxicating noirish underworld of sex and death through those sequences.

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  • Sales Rank: 12,119
  • UPC: 794043106880
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