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Odd Man Out Reviews

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MFB Critics
Monthly Film Bulletin
February 16, 2016
This film puts Reed high in the first rank of directors. It is not a great tragedy of deep-searching characterisation but it is a compelling drama of the chase, geared to an unlagging tempo.
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
September 6, 2010
I really enjoyed the dark atmospheric cinematography, and a wonderful, large cast. The movie kind of wanders away from itself in the second half, but I mostly enjoyed the places where it rambled.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
May 25, 2015
Shadow and rain and snow blur in glistening corrosion for a very long Irish night
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
August 2, 2007
a rich noir treat - and Mason has the acting chops to make even a rapidly fading, near mute half-corpse compelling to watch.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 11, 2008
This may be Reed's most pretentious film, but it also happens to be one of his very best, beautifully capturing the poetry of a city at night.
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 11, 2008
Carol Reed has made his film with deliberation and care, and has achieved splendid teamwork from every member of the cast. Occasionally too intent on pointing his moral and adorning his tale, he has missed little in its telling.
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Carol Reed's first great postwar film.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 13, 2001
This is Carol Reed's breakthrough film as a director...
Full Review | Original Score: B
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 21, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide
October 5, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
December 16, 2003
Well-directed melodrama. Doesn't work on a 'tension' level, but is worth a watch.
| Original Score: 3/5
Keith Phipps
The Dissolve
April 13, 2015
What begins as an exercise in realism that includes an exceedingly quiet, civil robbery sequence, become increasingly expressionistic as it goes along.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 18, 2015
It was the rat-tat-tat releases of 1947's Odd Man Out (good), 1948's The Fallen Idol (better) and 1949's The Third Man (best) that marked Carol Reed as a world-class filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Richard Luck
Film4
May 24, 2003
It's amongst British cinema's finest crime dramas.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jamie Russell
BBC.com
August 21, 2007
Reed's take on the material is innovative, letting realism blur into an anaemic, soul-searching delirium. Camera trickery is used to mind-bending effect and Odd Man Out's hallucinatory tone is often astonishing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Brandon Judell
PopcornQ
December 26, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
May 21, 2015
haunting and remarkable and utterly uncompromised
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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