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      Odd Man Out

      Released Apr 23, 1947 1h 55m Mystery & Thriller List
      100% Tomatometer 34 Reviews 86% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A wounded fugitive's dark odyssey through the streets of Belfast. Following a "fundraising" robbery which goes horribly wrong, the badly injured, abandoned, and increasingly delirious IRA leader wanders the city in search of an escape route from the British authorities. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      James Agee TIME Magazine Dostoevskian in conception and design, the story progressively becomes more wildly adventurous, more mystical, more half-baked. But even in its failures, Odd Man Out is admirable. Mar 2, 2018 Full Review Keith Phipps The Dissolve What begins as an exercise in realism that includes an exceedingly quiet, civil robbery sequence, become increasingly expressionistic as it goes along. Rated: 4.5/5 Apr 13, 2015 Full Review Joshua Rothkopf Time Out Rated: 4/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand ... one of the great British films of the 1940s and a powerful drama of one man’s long dark night of the soul ... Mar 9, 2024 Full Review Dennis Harvey 48 Hills A more familiar classic... Jan 22, 2024 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation If not Reed’s very best film, "Odd Man Out" shows us that “The Third Man,” “Fallen Idol,” Our Man in Havana” and the Technicolor glories of “Oliver!” were produced by a singular talent who only suffers when he's compared to the very best of his era. Rated: 3/4 Jul 22, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Chris H First of all, it's not The Third Man, but I'm struggling to criticise it in any other way. James Mason plays it superbly; he is a terrorist murderer with whom we grow to sympathise, but this is not fairy tale mush; he maintains an edge, even in his severely weakened state, and he is no cuddly reformed villain. The behaviour of all around him - strange characters, with their own way of looking at the world - makes this film real and emotional. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/24 Full Review nick s The cast was remarkably good in this film. The story went to interesting and unexpected places. It seemed that every character was trying to balance their own welfare against the cause they believed in, and each character had redeeming qualities. The film had good suspense in every scene. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/07/23 Full Review Jack V A masterpiece from start to finish, this movie has it all. Thrilling action, complex characters and moral debates, impeccable plot and acting and a fitting end. As well as impressive directing for the time. Just pure perfection. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/02/24 Full Review Steven S ''Odd Man Out'' is a heavy dose of Kafka meets Dostoevsky. The watching of it is more an experience and embodiment than it is a viewing. The quest for freedom is consumed by darkness, just like the rooms, moods, and alleys, of this great film. • Reed nailed it: Mason too • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/11/23 Full Review Jerry R Moving, Rashomon-like, presentation of the IRA fighter who gets left behind and the many characters he encounters. The girl he loves is willing to lie to him and to be with him, whatever his fate. A great film noir episode from the 50s. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/27/23 Full Review acsdoug D Another "classic" film where I just don't see the appeal. The cinematography is terrific, very noir-ish. I just found the film a bit of a drag. Most of the scenes involve extensive dialogue that I did not find very interesting, The story is not that great either. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 06/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A wounded fugitive's dark odyssey through the streets of Belfast. Following a "fundraising" robbery which goes horribly wrong, the badly injured, abandoned, and increasingly delirious IRA leader wanders the city in search of an escape route from the British authorities.
      Director
      Carol Reed
      Producer
      Carol Reed
      Screenwriter
      R.C. Sherriff, F.L. Green
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      Two Cities Films Ltd.
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 23, 1947, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 23, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 55m
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