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Old 02-26-07, 02:24 PM
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Number 23 - Jim Carrey

I did a search and nothing came up so if I missed something please merge them.

Saw this on Friday night. It was pretty good and had a spooky aspect to it. I don't know if I'd call it the edge of your seat thriller, but it was definately tense in places. If you're a big fan of Carrey or like thrillers in all there form, you'll like this movie. If you're looking for the most thrilling film of 2007 you'll be disappointed. I would give it a C+ or B-.
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The search sucks, have to do really specific ones to find what you're looking for.

That said, top of the second page:

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I hadn't realized how low Carrey's career had sunk until I saw the trailer for this one.
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I liked it, but Joel Schumacher really sucked. The direction was piss-poor. I thought David Fincher would have been perfect to direct, and a good second choice would be Christopher Nolan (Memento Nolan, not Batman Nolan). There just no tension. It wasn't scary. I didn't get into Jim Carrey's character's head, and as such when the twist turned up I just accepted it blithely rather than fell off my chair.

Remember Fight Club?

Imagine how good Fincher could have made this twist.

Not to mention the rest of the film had something of a Seven-y feel. Essentially, it boils down to Schumacher's apparent inability to deal with anything with any subtlety. He just spoon-feeds you facts rather than involves you in the mystery.

I liked the film noir-ish sections inside the novel, though. I thought they were very well done. Nicely composed shots, great acting, a dark, beautiful woman and a good introduction to the torment of the number 23. I thought they were great.

I enjoyed the film quite a lot, and I could stand to see it again. I just wish they hadn't got a five-year-old to direct it.

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