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Odd Thomas Reviews

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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage
March 9, 2016
I've never read a Koontz novel, but I don't think his target audience is pre-teens. Sadly, I'm not sure anyone much older would find the [film] to be more than novelty.
Full Review | Original Score: C
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 29, 2014
...easily stands as Sommers' most accomplished work to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
Fat Guys at the Movies
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
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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Bruce Ingram
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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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
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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
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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.
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