LISTEN TO PANEL DISCUSSION on Fall, as aired on CBC moderated by Michael Enright
"the overall ambiance of stark, stripped-to-essentials emotional and aesthetic rawness that might have made Robert Bresson proud" - Joe Leydon VARIETY
"Terrance Odette's quietly poetic, emotionally resonant, poignantly nuanced feature film"
- Rober Reid THE RECORD
"Certainly highlights many topics for discussion regarding the all-too-current issue of being afraid to speak out..."
- Russell Farnham TORONTO FILM SCENE
★★★ "Deeply painful watch, yet thankfully a rewarding one..."
- THE BONUS VIEW
"Introspective, near-motionless Canadian drama Fall."
- Brad Wheeler GLOBE AND MAIL
“Under Odette’s careful direction, veteran character actor Michael Murphy is close to mesmerizing as Father Ryan... it’s Odette’s restrained and deliberate storytelling that makes Fall so quietly haunting and effective. The final scene is sublime.”
- Bruce DeMara TORONTO STAR
The film provides no easy answers, but raises troubling questions about what it means to be a dispenser of God's grace, and at the same time, to be truthful with oneself and with others.
- With Michael Enright THE SUNDAY EDITION CBC
"Thank God there are filmmakers like Terrance Odette around. His no-compromise low-budget aesthetics and gnarly compassion for his down-on-their-luck protagonists are qualities that seem endangered these days".
- Ken Eisner VARIETY
“It's a relief and pleasure to find a film like Sleeping Dogs, which lets its characters exist on the screen without unnecessary explanation or implicit directorial judgment.”
- Liam Lacey - GLOBE & MAIL
- Katherine Monk VANCOUVER SUN
"Subtle and crafted to human proportions, Saint Monica affirms Odette's
skill as a storyteller."
- Katherine Monk, VANCOUVER SUN
"Odette has an affinity for hard-scrabble types. He creates characters with
so much life in them."
- Peter Howell TORONTO STAR
“Authentic. He’s the real thing. A minor masterpiece”
- Paul Townend TAKE ONE MAGAZINE
"Odette walks a difficult tightrope in telling Monica's story, carefully
balancing the domestic tragedy of her home life with the reverie of her
- Jeet Heer NATIONAL POST
- Greg Klymkiw CFC CANADIAN FILM CORNER
"Tour de force."
- Amy Taubin VILLAGE VOICE
- ROTTON TOMOATES
"Excellent first feature..."
- Ken Eisner VARIETY