The Odessa File (1974)
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The Odessa File is set in Hamburg in the winter of 1963. Jon Voight plays Peter Miller, a German reporter who is investigating the whereabouts of missing Nazi war criminals. After reading the diary of a Holocaust survivor who has recently committed suicide, Miller goes on the trail of in-hiding SS officer Eduard Roschmann (Maximilian Schell). The reporter finds his investigation blocked by members of a secretive group called Odessa. With the help of Israeli activists, Miller persists in his
Oct 18, 1974 Wide
Aug 28, 2001
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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Voight's performance gives credibility to his character's obsession, but even that cannot overcome the discrepancy between the deeper themes and the routine nature of this piece of box-office action adventure.
Above average spy adventure w/young Jon Voight.
Neame's uninspired direction has a great performance by Jon Voight get thrown under the train.
Unfortunately, this ends up being mostly a series of mano-a-mano confrontations behind closed doors, with the "revelations" reaching absurd level by the end.
Genuinely effective thriller.
Tightly plotted and for the most part pretty convincing Cold War thriller built around a typically muscular performance by Voight.
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