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5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Well Done, 5 Mar. 2014
This review is from: Odd Thomas [DVD] (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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Initial post: 2 Jan 2015 13:19:53 GMT
I fully agree with the opinions expressed in your review. I, too, cried bitterly at the end, even though I knew the truth about Odd's girlfriend. This just shows how good this movie is.

Posted on 17 Jul 2016 21:50:30 BDT
FXLXOX says:
no more please, they massacred it.
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