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Parents' Guide to

Odd Thomas

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Nightmarish imagery, violence abounds in dark-humored tale.

Movie NR 2014 96 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 14+

Surprised by the 18+

I am really surprised by the rating. There are a few swear words and some dark undertones, but nothing outside the norm for this genre.
age 16+

Almost as good as the book

Read the books.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Although fans of the series of Odd Thomas novels written by Dean Koontz might enjoy this adaptation, those unfamiliar with the series will probably have a tough time with it. This movie is filled with way too much gratuitous violence, indulgent nightmarish imagery, and flat "dark" humor to be anything special. The dialogue is incredibly self-satisfied in its attempts at cleverness and wit, and there's such an air of obnoxious bombast in every scene, it's difficult to enjoy what could have been an interesting premise had the production been less heavy-handed.

Though it's certainly not the most graphic horror movie out there, the moments of gore seem to have no point except to keep audiences temporarily entertained in the cheapest of ways. For those looking to get into the story and adventures of Odd Thomas, the best bet is to start with the books; this movie seems best for die-hard fans only.

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