Parents' Guide to

The Number 23

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Absurd, dark, and a miscast Jim Carrey. Yuck.

Movie R 2007 85 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

Great scary/crime movie for adults.

I think movies about humans are better than movies about monsters and demons. It's a little cheesy at times and not entirely realistic, but it's interesting especially if you're interested in numbers or mental illness and crime stories.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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Somehow a second-rate story from an old horror comic escaped, shanghaied some decent actors, clothed itself in fancy computer-aided cinematography, and turned itself into a movie. Too bad it wasn't one of the cool stories that made the comics' covers. It's more like one of the inferior ones in the back, near the bodybuilding and mail-order Venus flytrap ads, dashed off in a hurry to make the publishing deadline.

It's called THE NUMBER 23, and it marks a rare non-comedic (well, not intentionally comedic, anyway) role for actor Jim Carrey. Carrey has done credible drama before (in The Majestic and a few others), but he's really marooned here in pretty hopeless material that might have functioned in print.

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