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Odd Thomas Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 29, 2014
...easily stands as Sommers' most accomplished work to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
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
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-
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
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
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
March 3, 2014
captures the feel and essence of Dean Koontz's writing
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
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
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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
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
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
February 26, 2014
ODD THOMAS has the feeling of a series pilot, which is exactly what the book was for Koontz.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Pete Vonder Haar
Village Voice
February 25, 2014
Think Gilmore Girls, if there were an episode where Satan possessed Rory. Still, there are signs of life among all the dead.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
February 20, 2014
For whatever the flaws - and believe me, there are a few - Odd Thomas is just such a goofball charmer that I happily succumbed to its pleasures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Travis Hopson
Examiner.com
December 21, 2013
Sommers, who adapted the screenplay himself, clearly has a passion for the material and Koontz's bizarre short order cook.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
October 21, 2013
Slick, breezy, amusing, a little sloppy, and rather fun. Saturday matinee stuff.
Anton Bitel
Grolsch Film Works
September 6, 2013
this is anchored by Yelchin's central performance as a character so self-effacingly funny, so romantic, so decent and honourable, and yes, so charming, that all the supernatural goings-on fast become normalised, and never alienate.
Brian Costello
Common Sense Media
June 17, 2014
Nightmarish imagery, violence abounds in dark-humored tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
March 21, 2014
The film fails to establish a consistent tone and never becomes truly funny or scary as a result.
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.
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.
Matt Prigge
Metro
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
Dann Gire
Chicago Daily Herald
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
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