The Number 23 is a suspense thriller movie starring Jim Carrey and directed by Joel Schumacher. It’s a strange and mysterious story of a man who found himself reading a book of unknown writer. The book related a lot of intrigued stories about the number 23. The more he read, the more he got hooked with the book as the story seemed familiar to him – as if it told a story about his life.
This is another attempt of Jim Carrey to try out different genres from his comedy reign. I must admit that Jim Carrey is a good actor. I wonder why he never succeed in other roles apart from his same old comedian. May be the audiences get used to laugh with him too much. This movie doesn’t differ from the above fact. It seems that Jim Carrey couldn’t convince me to believe in those mysterious cults regarding number 23. The plot is interesting. The scriptwriter really did his work by researching and coming up with various theories and combination of numbers for the number 23. However, the film contained too many useless scenes with disturbing images and you might find yourself bored before the reward ending of the story.
All in all, the film is ok to watch if you could put up with tasteless style and Jim Carrey’s serious face. Seriously and ironically, I prefer watching him doing silly face.
2 Stars out of 5 – It’s Jim Carrey. I expected an enjoyable movie but a thriller might be fine.