Smart, well-written and well-acted "political" thriller starring the always great Jon Voight. Some of the weighty material -- the Holocaust, hunting ex-Nazis, etc.-- threatens to bog it down, but taut direction and great acting by all concerned keep the fairly complex plot moving. Basic idea here is that a group of nasty ex-Nazis who have somehow escaped imprisonment for their heinous WWI crimes have formed a network called Odessa, and are plotting to 1) destroy Israel; and 2) take over the world. Successfully, this time. Sound like a great work of fiction? it is, and it is not. The story is based on a novel by Frederick Forsyth, but the historical basis for the story is apparently accurate. One of the highlights here is Voight speaking dialogue with a fairly good (I think) German accent, and even speaking German, and seeming to know what he is saying. Odessa is billed as co-starting Maximillien Schell, but if you are coming for the legendary European actor, you will be disappointed. Schell only appears in scant scenes, including the extraordinary B&W histrionic footage. Still and all, a solid, and very scary entry in the "if we aren't careful the Nazis will come back, and take over the world" genre of films, which includes Marathon Man, The Boys from Brazil and many others.