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Carol Reed United Kingdom, 1947

ASHES IN THE HOURGLASS's rating of the film Odd Man Out

A moralistic crime drama that would have been superb had it skipped the first 30 minutes. The actual heist and the robbers are the least interesting part of this film. Instead, much like Lang's M, it is the stylized city and the people and groups that inhabit it that bring life to this tale. Some of Reed's surreal touches feel out of place and fail to make the main character any more memorable. Solid nonetheless.