Golden Globe-winner Jim Carrey (“The Truman Show,” “Bruce Almighty”) re-teams with director, Joel Schumacher (“Batman Forever,” “The Phantom of the Opera”) for this dark psychological thriller, which revolves around a man who becomes haunted by the fact that he's reading a book about his own life... and that the book ends in his murder. The Number 23 is both the title of the film and the book within the film, and the number 23 is intertwined in the plot of the novel and, therefore, the man's real life. Oscar and Golden Globe-nominee Virginia Madsen (“Sideways,” “The Astronaut Farmer”) co-stars as the wife who bought him the book that causes his paranoia.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: Jim Carrey has been sharp in a number of non-comedic roles, but this lurid, overheated, and self-serious potboiler is not one of them. The Number 23 is clumsy, unengaging, and mostly confusing.
Absurd, dark, and a miscast Jim Carrey. Yuck.