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A devastated father struggles to find answers after a bomb detonated in the peaceful Irish town of Omagh claims the life of his twenty-one year-old son in this topical docudrama from writer/producer Paul Greengrass and director Pete Travis. In 1988 a group who referred to themselves as the "Real IRA" set a bomb that took the lives of thirty-one people in the Northern Ireland town of Omaga. In the aftermath of the explosion, soft-spoken mechanic Michael Gallagher (Gerard McSorley) was forever changed by the loss of his twenty-one year-old son. Determined not to let the same grim fate… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Serves as a companion piece to writer-producer Paul Greengrass' superb 2001 pic Bloody Sunday, but emerges as a startlingly powerful achievement in its own right."
‑ Scott Foundas, Variety
""Omagh" is an example of how cinematic drama must be made today in order to be effective and relevant: with honesty and heart. Brilliant."
‑ Angela Baldassarre,
"As propaganda on behalf of the Omagh victims the film does its work well, but in the end both the personal story and the collective one seem unsatisfactory."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"... unnervingly evokes both the panic and the confusion of a world suddenly ripped inside out."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"... an important film."
‑ Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies
"Omagh might have been conceived for television, it nevertheless offers a provocative and well-produced night out at the cinema."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij,
"... a good picture that's at its best when dramatizing the very violence it condemns."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Paul Greengrass, who previous wrote and directed Bloody Sunday, co-wrote this, and once again he shines a light on the victims of the region's seemingly endless strife."
‑ Pam Grady,
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