Odd Man Out

Odd Man Out

Odd Man Out

The great ​James Mason is Johnny McQueen, the leader of a quasi-IRA group in this noir classic from director Carol Reed (The Third Man). When McQueen is wounded in a botched robbery, he becomes the object of an intense police manhunt and must scramble desperately about Belfast in an attempt to escape. Kathleen, the woman who loves him, also takes off in pursuit of Johnny, hoping to reach him before the police do.​

Best British Film winner, 1948 BAFTAs.
1947Rating: PG116 minsUK
CrimeClassic

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Carol Reed has made his film with deliberation and care, and has achieved splendid teamwork from every member of the cast. Occasionally too intent on pointing his moral and adorning his tale, he has missed little in its telling.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A picture to see, to absorb in the darkness of the theatre and then go home and talk about.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Fascinating but imperfect.

3.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Suspense gives way to metaphor in a stark thriller that hints at the work to come from master Carol Reed.

3.0
BBC

BBC

press

Reed's take on the material is innovative, letting realism blur into an anaemic, soul-searching delirium. Camera trickery is used to mind-bending effect and Odd Man Out's hallucinatory tone is often astonishing.

Variety

Variety

press

Carol Reed has made his film with deliberation and care, and has achieved splendid teamwork from every member of the cast. Occasionally too intent on pointing his moral and adorning his tale, he has missed little in its telling.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A picture to see, to absorb in the darkness of the theatre and then go home and talk about.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Fascinating but imperfect.

3.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Suspense gives way to metaphor in a stark thriller that hints at the work to come from master Carol Reed.

3.0
BBC

BBC

press

Reed's take on the material is innovative, letting realism blur into an anaemic, soul-searching delirium. Camera trickery is used to mind-bending effect and Odd Man Out's hallucinatory tone is often astonishing.

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