Monday, September 10, 2012

200. Odd Man Out

Odd Man Out
Directed by Carol Reed

200, ladies and germs!  This is a historic moment.  I cannot believe I have reviewed two hundred films!!  I don't usually have anything special with this milestones; I prefer to wait until the end of a decade.  But really, I feel like I am making tons of progress.  I am extremely pleased and have had a blast.  I think this calls for cupcakes!

Anyway,  I watched this movie many moons ago but I still remember it.  It pretty much consists of a guy dying for about an hour and half.  Surprisingly, it actually isn't boring.  It is also quite amazing that this is a film with a sympatheticIrish rebel, considering the fact that it is in 1947. Certainly never would have been done in America.

Overall, an entertaining and significant film; good way to kick off the 200s.

RATING: ****-

Interesting Facts:

James Mason thought it was the best performance of his career.

First British film to win the BAFTA award.


  1. So early in James Mason's career!
    The use of light and shadow is pretty awesome in this movie.

    1. I was just trying to remember what the name of this movie was the other day. I miss James Mason.