Odd Thomas 2014

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Based on the best-selling novel by Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas is not like other 20 year old boys; instead he has the clairvoyant ability to see dead people!

Starring:
Anton Yelchin,Addison Timlin
Runtime:
1 hour, 36 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Action & Adventure
Director Stephen Sommers
Starring Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin
Supporting actors Leonor Varela
Studio Metrodome
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By PJ Rankine TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 Dec. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
I have not read any of the 'Odd Thomas' books by Dean R Koonz so came to this film with no preconceptions. Odd Thomas is a young man who can see the dead and they come to him with their problems. Not only can he see the dead though he can also see demonic creatures he calls Bodachs who gather when a violent death is about to occur. When they start to gather in the largest numbers he has ever seen he realises that a major traumatic event is about to hit his town and does all he can do to stop it.
Anton Yelchin plays Odd with a knowing naiveté that is completely believable and Addison Timlin plays his long suffering but loving girlfriend. Addison is girl next door gorgeous and whether Koonz pictured her looking this good in his writing I don't know but she is a real pleasure to watch. The film also features a welcome performance by Willem Dafoe as the chief of police who believes and supports Odd contrary to the usual storyline.
Overall this is a very watchable film with good production qualities and believable performances. Some of the scenes could be frightening for younger viewers and the ending may make you cry but its is definitely worth watching.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By TJ Ramsbottom on 4 Feb. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
As a fan of the books I had high hopes for this, especially after seeing the trailer. It's such a shame it never got a cinema release because of financial problems concerning the production as - flaws aside - this is a fairly good adaptation of Koontz's novel concerning a young man who can see dead people. These spirits can't talk but they can still indirectly lead him to stop future tragedies - sort of if the kid from sixth sense grew up to be a reluctant action hero, tackling serial killers and gunmen.

Sommer's film is, perhaps predictably, a bit over-edited and plot-heavy (it would have benefitted from more quite moments between Odd and Stormy) but it is surprising how faithful the film is to the book, particularly in regard to the ending (which I will not spoil). Yelchin and Timlin are perfectly cast as Odd and Stormy and this is bar far the film's strong point. Hopefully a Blu-ray release is imminent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By aliensharkjohn on 12 Dec. 2014
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Director Stephen Sommers has made some of my most cherished films of all time (The Mummy & Deep Rising). Now, after a decade absent from anything horror, he's finally made a new entry into the genre with his novel adaptation of "Odd Thomas".

Years in development, then through some troubled post-production and marketing complications (some legal controversies, I believe), I'm still puzzled by the overwhelmingly negative reviews this film received.

This is the old school Stephen Sommers film I've been dying to see for years!

"Odd Thomas" is a supernatural thriller that cleverly takes a clichéd story and puts its own unique spin on it. Like joining a series in its big final episode, we're given a quick all-you-need-to-know re-cap before being thrown right into the thrilling height of the story. Our hero (Anton Yelchin) has already won the girl (Addison Timlin), the town detective (Willem Dafoe) believes the protagonist about all the supernatural elements, rather than serving as a generic obstacle, and the film's unique monsters are shown off within the first 15 minutes. No time wasted on an origins story here, this is the real deal.

Fast paced and stylish to a fault, one could say the antagonists are a little undercooked and aesthetically lackluster due to rushed CGI (last minute budget cuts harmed this film quite severely), with also a lot to be desired in terms of motives. But Sommers makes up for this with their complex designs, well established mythos and a menacing ambience surrounding all the surreal monster encounters.

It's got its fair share of stylish action, all handled thrillingly with nifty cinematography, a pulse-pounding soundtrack and clean cut stunt choreography, but the real reason this works is the leading trio of heroes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tommy Dooley TOP 100 REVIEWER on 27 May 2014
Format: DVD
Odd Thomas is a somewhat odd film yet one I found to be quite original and entertaining. Odd is able to see the dead but this is no remake of `The Sixth Sense' he also sees things called `bodachs' which are sort of see through monster things that feed on death and mayhem. When a bewigged stranger turns up in town he knows that back water Pico Mundo is in for a pretty bad time.

He wastes no time in engaging the local Police Chief (Wilem Dafoe) who always takes him seriously for his part time crime busting skills. He then has to do what is described as an `epic battle' of good vs evil. This is based on a novel by Dean Koontz - so you know it is going to be paranormal and have a few frights along the way.

I actually really liked this the CGI is all excellent and the cast are all up to muster Anton Yelchin plays Odd in a believable way given the circumstances and his girlfriend played by Addison Timlin provides ample support as `Stormy Llewellyn' - great name that. This was a lot better than I had expected and much of that might be down to director Steven Sommers who brought us `The Mummy' series. So for a slice of paranormal mayhem with a few frights and thrills along the way and lots of people from the other side you can't go very wrong with this one.
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