• Unrated, 1 hr. 36 min.
  • Mystery & Suspense
  • Directed By:    Stephen Sommers
  • In Theaters:    Feb 28, 2014 Limited
  • On DVD:    Mar 25, 2014
  • RLJ/Image Entertainment

Odd Thomas Reviews

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media
June 17, 2014

Nightmarish imagery, violence abounds in dark-humored tale.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dustin Putman
March 24, 2014

Even if "Off Thomas" would have likely had a more fruitful life on the small screen, it is still an enjoyably fast-paced way to spend 96 minutes—with a few additional surprises up its sleeve.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Todd Jorgenson
March 21, 2014

The film fails to establish a consistent tone and never becomes truly funny or scary as a result.

Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
March 8, 2014

The best combination of scares, comedy, romance, eye-popping special effects and good ol' sass since 1990's "Ghost." At any rate, its a lot better than 1996's "The Frighteners."

Full Review | Original Score: A-
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
March 7, 2014

It feels smaller and more rushed - and less plausible - than it should, but Anton Yelchin is charming, and the snappy comic tone sometimes works.

Rich Cline
March 7, 2014

After Van Helsing, the first G.I. Joe and the Mummy movies, filmmaker Stephen Sommers just about keeps his excessive action instincts in check for this offbeat supernatural comedy.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Adams
Screen International
March 5, 2014

The film never really veers enough away from Buffy The Vampire Slayer territory to mark it as a serious groundbreaking genre contender.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
March 3, 2014

captures the feel and essence of Dean Koontz's writing

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Prigge
March 1, 2014

[Stephen] Sommers might be the worst director working who's not Uwe Boll, who at least has accidental charm.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Drew Taylor
The Playlist
February 28, 2014

Odd Thomas is a much better film than it's non-release would suggest. Hopefully one day it'll find it's audience and people will appreciate it for something other than just being better than Phantoms.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Dann Gire
Daily Herald (IL)
February 28, 2014

Odd Thomas should have been a scary horror movie with comic overtones, or a flat-out comedy with horror overtones. Instead, Sommers opts for a live-action version of a dumbed-down Scooby Doo adventure.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bruce Ingram
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
February 28, 2014

Yep, he's an odd one all right. You're likely to get tired of hearing about it pretty quick, though.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
February 28, 2014

He sees dead people. She works in an ice cream shop. Limited release without MPAA rating? What gives?

Full Review | Original Score: C plus
Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Top Critic
February 28, 2014

Odd Thomas is an engagingly lightweight and occasionally visually inventive film that should appeal to Koontz fans and anyone else open to his whimsical approach to horror.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic
February 28, 2014

An endearing, witty romantic dramedy-slash-supernatural-thriller about a small desert town in California beset by demonic apparitions and a satanic cabal of deranged would-be mass murderers.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Tallerico
February 28, 2014

They've given this once-promising character a fate similar to death-a pretty bad movie.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Chris Sawin
February 27, 2014

Odd Thomas is a sloppy mixture of what could otherwise be a fun thriller. It's like a really lazy rip off of Peter Jackson's The Frighteners if it was made 18 years too late.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
Top Critic
February 27, 2014

At once comic, tragic and goofily romantic, and resting too often on Odd's clarifying narration, this young-adult lark breaches the nonsense barrier with some regularity.

Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
February 27, 2014

Isn't terrible, but it tries much too hard to be hip and sassy while telling a story that, to be honest, is far less fresh than it wants to be.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
February 27, 2014

Odd Thomas is not for every taste, and for many viewers it will rank somewhere on a scale that starts with twee and ratchets up to insufferable. Yet its resolute sweetness in the face of fairly credible horror has the potential to beguile...

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