The Odessa File
The Odessa File (1974)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 18, 1974
DVD Release Date: August 28, 2001
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

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.

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Steve Crum

Above average spy adventure w/young Jon Voight.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Genuinely effective thriller.

Nora Sayre
New York Times

The film makes its points methodically, almost academically.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Neame's uninspired direction has a great performance by Jon Voight get thrown under the train.

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Tightly plotted and for the most part pretty convincing Cold War thriller built around a typically muscular performance by Voight.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

The surprises increasingly fail to surprise.

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Christopher Null

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Frederick Forsyth's novel, The Odessa File, adaptation have a terrific work of the Ronald Neame, that make the audience, together with Jon Voight's… More
Barry Lappin
Great film. Bit dated now but brillaince of the writting says it all.
jay nixon
A yawner.
familiar stranger
Saw it as it was highly applauded by most of the viewers, but unfortunately, it failed to meet my expectations & proved to be just an average fare.