Odd Man Out ★★★½

From the start, I was primed to see James Mason front and centre as he gets away from a heist gone wrong. This, it turns out, is precisely the wrong expectation to bring into the movie. I hypothesized on the way out that the source book had different chapters from different viewpoints, and it turns out that's indeed the case. It took me over half the movie to recalibrate and that Mason's lengthy onscreen absences weren't unnecessary digressions. Still not convinced we'd need all of them, and a drunken artist in particular drove me batty, but I respect the strength of its ending and I wound up appreciating the film's broad sweep more after the fact

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