The Odessa File
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The Odessa File is set in Hamburg in the winter of 1963. Jon Voight plays Peter Miller, a German reporter who is investigating the whereabouts of missing Nazi war criminals. After reading the diary of a Holocaust survivor who has recently committed suicide, Miller goes on the trail of in-hiding SS officer Eduard Roschmann (Maximilian Schell). The reporter finds his investigation blocked by members of a secretive group called Odessa. With the help of Israeli activists, Miller persists in his search. Schell's sister Maria also appears in The Odessa File as Miller's mother, the widow of a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Voight's performance gives credibility to his character's obsession, but even that cannot overcome the discrepancy between the deeper themes and the routine nature of this piece of box-office action adventure."
‑ , Time Out
"Above average spy adventure w/young Jon Voight."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Genuinely effective thriller."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The film makes its points methodically, almost academically."
‑ Nora Sayre, New York Times
"Neame's uninspired direction has a great performance by Jon Voight get thrown under the train."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Tightly plotted and for the most part pretty convincing Cold War thriller built around a typically muscular performance by Voight."
‑ , Film4
"The surprises increasingly fail to surprise."
‑ Don Druker, Chicago Reader
"Unfortunately, this ends up being mostly a series of mano-a-mano confrontations behind closed doors, with the "revelations" reaching absurd level by the end."
‑ Christopher Null,
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