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Odd Thomas 2014

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, Ashley Sommers
Runtime:
1 hour, 36 minutes

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Genres Science Fiction, Action & Adventure
Director Stephen Sommers
Starring Anton Yelchin, Ashley Sommers
Supporting actors Leonor Varela, Matthew Page, Casey Messer, Barney Lanning, Nico Tortorella, Kyle McKeever, Willem Dafoe, Carmen Corley, Maisha Diatta, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Addison Timlin, Jack Justice, Robin Lanning, Jesus Mayorga, Shuler Hensley, Arnold Vosloo, Talia Lanning, Morse Bicknell
Studio Metrodome
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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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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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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Format: Blu-ray
Odd Thomas (Anton Yelchin) lives in the small desert town of Pico Mundo near Las Vegas. Like his mother (Leonor Varela) who is locked in a mental institution, he has a strange "gift." He sees dead people. He has become an "undercover detective for dead people." He has a good relationship with the police chief (Willem Dafoe) and has a girlfriend, Stormy (Addison Timlin) who works at the Green Moon mall ice cream store.

Lately Odd has been seeing "bodachs" who feed off of misery and pain. They are a portent to a great disaster, one Odd works to avoid as he believes it centers around "Fungus Bob" (Shuler Hensley).

The film is different from your typical horror film involving contact with ghosts. The dialogue is refreshingly light which made the film easy to watch and digest. I would have liked to have seen several other Odd Thomas cases to build characters before we broke into the main issue, but such is the film industry.

The film ends at a point for an interesting series. Fun popcorn film.

Parental Guide: No f-bombs, sex, or nudity. Addison Timlin in adorable panties.
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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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Format: DVD
I have read every single Odd Thomas novel (not the graphic ones) and I will admit to having huge reservations about the filming of the first novel. The opening line of the book is the one of very few novels that I have read over the years that has stuck with me, and it goes "My name is Odd Thomas and I see dead people. The difference is I do something about it" (or words to that effect).

The film picks up on Odd's very humble attitude towards his gift and his compulsion to do something about justice for the dead no matter the cost very well. His little mannerisms, his ticks and turns of phrase as described in the book are very well portrayed by the young man playing him.

Willem Dafoe is one of my favourite character actors and having watched him play some very nasty people, it was great to see him play Sheriff Porter so close to the narrative.

The special effects team deserve an award as they have visuallted the bodachs pretty much as well as I had imagined them.

I knew the storyline and how it went and it still made me jump and by the end of it, even knowing the ending, i was in tears!

Just my humble opinion but I can't help wishing they'd make more.
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