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Odd Thomas (2014)



Critic Consensus: Anton Yelchin is the right man for the title role, but Odd Thomas suffers from a jumbled tone.

Movie Info

Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas (Anton Yelchin) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy (Addison Timlin) and the local sheriff (Willem Dafoe), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas is a supernatural action thrill-ride from the acclaimed director of The Mummy and G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra. (c) Imagemore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Dean R. Koontz, Stephen Sommers
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 24, 2014
RLJ/Image Entertainment


Anton Yelchin
as Odd Thomas
Addison Timlin
as Stormy Llewellyn
Patton Oswalt
as Oswald "Ozzie" P. Bo...
Willem Dafoe
as Sheriff Wyatt Porter
Nico Tortorella
as Officer Simon Varner
Matthew Page
as Harlo Landerson
Casey Messer
as Pool Mom
Kyle McKeever
as Officer Bern Eckles
Leonor Varela
as Odd's Mother
Robin Lanning
as Young Stormy
Jesus Mayorga
as Mexican Teenager
Shuler Hensley
as Fungus Rob Robertson
Arnold Vosloo
as Tom Jedd
Talia Lanning
as Ice Cream Girl
Morse Bicknell
as Kevin Goss
Laurel Harris
as Karla Porter
Melissa Ordway
as Lysette Spinelli
Rob Lawrence Brown
as Shamus Cocobolo
Andy Ryan
as Police Captain
50 Cent
as Shamus Cocobolo
Andrew Thomas Ryan
as Police Captain
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News & Interviews for Odd Thomas

Critic Reviews for Odd Thomas

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (12)

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

Full Review… | February 28, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

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… | February 28, 2014
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Top Critic

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… | February 28, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | February 27, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

Odd Thomas has high-speed chases, explosions, narrow escapes and masses of special effects-none special enough, I'm afraid, to save it from mediocrity.

Full Review… | February 27, 2014
New York Observer
Top Critic

This expensive-looking indie, adapted from a supernatural book series by sci-fi author Dean Koontz, tries too hard for a wacky tone, and winds up merely brain-dead.

Full Review… | February 27, 2014
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Odd Thomas

Quirky indie adaptations are becoming a new trend in filmmaking. While it traditionally costs a lot of money to adapt a book, television show, graphic novel, or blog into a film, indies are relying more and more on quirk and fantastical premises to push through popular media. Between this film and "John Dies at the End," it's clear that these films aren't going anywhere, anytime soon.

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Spencer S.

Super Reviewer


Fun, mildly exciting and surprisingly moving for a film that seems like it would be half-baked. It's certainly fun to watch and worthwhile. Nice CGI special effects.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

From Stephen Sommers comes the supernatural action film Odd Thomas. Based on a Dean Koontz novel, a short-order cook named Odd, who has the ability to see the dead and other supernatural creatures, notices a built up of bodachs, who feed off of death and destruction, and realizes that something catastrophic is about to happen. Starring Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin, and Willem Dafoe, and the cast is fairly decent; Yelchin in particular is quite good at delivering the satirical comedy along with the action. But the storytelling is a little weak, as there's a lot of inorganic exposition that breaks up the flow of the film. While it doesn't entirely work, Odd Thomas is an entertaining and fun adventure.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

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