Odd Thomas, a movie review

A movie review by: Lee Sonogan

(2013) 1h37mins/ Comedy, fantasy, horror


In ODD THOMAS, the title character (Anton Yelchin) has an uncanny ability that allows him to see the dead, enabling him to assist in solving several murders. This has gotten the attention of local law enforcement, especially Chief Wyatt Porter (Willem Dafoe), who really appreciates the supernatural help.azathothpwiggins (IMDB)

The American supernatural mystery thriller film is based on Dean Koontz’s novel of the same name. With a budget of 27 million, the movie only earned 1.1 million at the box office. Maybe due to filming being stopped for several weeks due to financial problems. Despite that, it is an underrated movie with a rating of 6.9/10 on the website IMDB.com.

The movie stars the actors Anton Yelchin and Addison Timlin as the characters Odd Thomas and Stormy Liewellyn. The two characters are in a relationship and help develop the story. Two big actors also make appearances in the film. Willem Dafoe and Patton Oswalt are important to the story in some scenes.

Did not know what to expect going in. It was recommended to me and after research, it looked interesting. I found it on Netflix and was impressed with its original concepts. It’s dark, with some comedy. The imagery and CGI are pretty good. Horror elements give you jump scares. Have not read the book, tho I find this adaption well written. The ending leaves with a sad twist and an introduction to what the next one is going to be all about. I recommend this movie to people who like the genre and people who want to see something they have not seen before.


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