The Omen
The Omen (2006)

The prophecy from the Book of Revelation provides a map to a terrifying future. The passage specifically points to the arrival of the Anti-Christ and the beginning of Armageddon. Robert Thorn, a senior American diplomat, has other things on… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 17, 2006
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Even with the force of a "classic" behind it, remake fever can't hold up the hollowness of this style-drenched Omen.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

A disastrously miscast remake of the 1976 horror classic, which retains the apocalyptic themes of David Seltzer's original script but renders them dull and fright-free.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

This is one of those movies that profits from very low expectations. If you go in expecting something dreadful, be assured: It's only near dreadful.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Clunky retooling

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This new version is an almost scene-for-scene remake, which is good news in the first half and bad news in the torpid second.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

I felt like I was seeing The Da Vinci Code with slightly shadier priests.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Certainly, it's not the worst remake of all time, but it really is one of the more ridiculous, unnecessary, and gimmicky of them.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Not since Gus Van Sant inexplicably directed a shot-by-shot remake of Hitchcock's Psycho has a thriller been copied with so little point or impact.

Nathan Rabin
AV Club

John Moore's remake of The Omen rivals Gus Van Sant's Psycho both for its fidelity to the source material and for its utter pointlessness.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

While not a shot-for-shot copy of Richard Donner's far superior 1976 original "Omen," David Seltzer --the screenwriter of both films%u2014barely updates his original script for this gratuitous remake.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Unnecessary remake of a classic, this version of Richard Donner's The Omen is almost exactly like the original horror classic. The only difference is, is… More
Lee ?
Pointless remake which did nothing to add anything original and different except to jazz up the death scenes with a bit of blood. The 1976 original was superior… More
Dean !
I've not seen the original to be honest, so I can't compare them. I have to say though this was quite slow moving, more creepy than scary. The… More
Albert Kim
Booooring. The only scene that scared me? A grandma jumping on Liev Schreiber. The only reason that this movie brought me to watch this movie was its marketing… More
Eric Alvarez
Didn't think it was 26% bad, but it could have been alot better. It has its fair share of good scares though.
vieras esine
I watched this as an AU Harry Potter film. The boy they really didn't want to attend Hogwarts. Lupin and Dumbledore were there, and so were Sirius Black… More

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