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The Number 23


The trailer for this was intriguing, so I was surprised when it came out that it was almost universally savaged by the critics. Metacritic: 24. Rotten Tomatoes: 8%. Could it really be that bad? Answer: Yes. It’s that bad. The pace is slow, the setup unbelievable, and the development tedious. The shock ending didn’t shock. I know it’s possible to make a good movie about obsession (Vertigo, Blowup), but they missed the boat on this one.