The Number 23

95 mins
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Animal control officer Walter Sparrow (Carrey) has found a book he doesn't dare put down. By reading a mysterious novel,... More

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The Number 23 | Ratings & Reviews

"Gimmicky numerology plus Jim Carrey minus narrative coherence equals "The Number 23," a visually and psychologically murky thriller that, given its hero's paranoid obsession with the titular number, plays like a very grungy episode of "Sesame Street"..."


"Despite the undeniable conviction of the performers, the film eventually becomes more laughable than chilling..."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"The movie looks terrific, and though it always keeps moving, it never feels headlong or rushed. This is a very good movie that could have been better still: Alas, the denouement is just a little off..."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"Aside from being impossible to follow, it was also completely boring..."

Premiere MagazinePremiere Magazine

"The Number 23' is nowhere near as far-fetched as the movie's eventual outcome, which is so pat it makes you wonder if Phillips wasn't writing the script for a class assignment and was simply unable to continue after "Pencils down." The Number 23 is goofy, implausible, and funny in all the wrong ways..."

Film ThreatFilm Threat

"What starts out as "Ace Ventura": Hex Detective mutates into a snaking noir with much paranoid numerologising as '23' pops up everywhere. The who-wrote-it revelation folds under scrutiny but it's fun getting there, Schumacher revisiting the brash stylistic tics of his '80s hit "Flatliners" with mucho gusto..."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"Oscillating between befuddled and psychotic, Carrey makes a convincing transformation from ordinary Joe to disturbed obsessive in a role that makes good use of his manic energy..."


The Number 23 | Details

Drama, Thriller
Country of origin