THE ODDS (2018) Reviews and overview

  

‘Some games aren’t fair’

The Odds is a 2018 American psychological thriller feature film written and directed by Bob Giordano (Gates of Flesh). The Uproar Pictures production stars Abbi Butler, James J. Fuertes and Katie Gunn.

Release:

The Odds will be available on VOD, HD Digital Download and DVD on June 4, 2019, courtesy of 4Digital Media

Plot:

A young woman (Abbi Butler) enters a warehouse-type facility and sits at a table.

A man (James J. Fuertes) enters and sits at the table opposite her.

We learn that she has entered a game and that the man is the facilitator of a game. She is competing against unseen players in distant locations, the winner to receive one million dollars. To win, she must have a high threshold for pain.

The facilitator is in communication with the game leaders through a Bluetooth earpiece.

Once three players drop out each round is over. The final round involves a game of Russian roulette, and once you reach that round there is no backing out…

Reviews:

“It would be easy to become bored with a 107-minute movie featuring just two characters, but that isn’t the case here. The script is well-written and builds tension throughout, engaging the viewer and drawing them in with excellent performances from the two leads.” Doctor Gangrene’s Mad Mad Mad Blog

The Odds is a psychological thriller. If you want horror, go elsewhere. If you do like thrills more than chills, you could do worse than The Odds. It is a decent entry in an oversaturated genre, and it goes the extra distance by attempting something other than lots of gunplay and explosions.” HNN

A film that will linger in your thoughts and perhaps touch your nerves a little too closely. The actors work the challenging material with impressive skill. The Odds is a film that should bring deserved attention for all involved in its creation.” The Naschycast Podcast

Release:

4Digital Media is releasing The Odds on VOD, Digital HD and DVD on June 4, 2019.

Cast and characters:

  • Abbi Butler … The Player – And Then It Goes Dark
  • James J. Fuertes … Game Master – Race with the Devil; Venom; Swamp Murders TV series
  • Katie Gunn … Little Girl
  • Les Parker … The Enforcer
  • Sean Ramey … Donavan the Thug

Technical details:

107 minutes | 2.35:1 | Dolby Digital

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

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