The Omen
The Omen (1976)

The young son of an American diplomat and his wife, living in London, turns out to be marked with the sign of Satan, the infamous "666". It soon becomes apparent that he could be the Anti-Christ incarnate and possesses the evil… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 4, 2001
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Richard Donner directs more for speed than mood, but there are a few good shocks.

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Richard Eder
New York Times

A member of the Exorcist family, it is a dreadfully silly film, which is not to say that it is totally bad.

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Film4

Entertaining and yes, still ominous after all these years. A landmark of satanic cinema.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Richard Donner's direction is taut. Players all are strong.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

As long as movies like The Omen are merely scaring us, they're fun in a portentous sort of way.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

It was the performance of Harvey Stephens as the young Damien that invested the film with the chill of genuine credibility.

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Time Out

This apocalyptic movie mostly avoids physical gore to boost its relatively unoriginal storyline with suspense, some excellent acting (especially from Warner and Whitelaw), and a very deft, incident-packed script.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Stands alone as a wonderful horror thriller.

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Bill Gibron
PopMatters

All references to prophecy and the Antichrist aside, The Omen achieves its horrors the old fashioned way.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
One of the more iconic and popular horror films of recent history, "The Omen" takes all the unholiest of attitudes towards horror and amplifies them… More
Tyler Robertson
Whatever happened to horror movies where it was a creepy little boy terrorizing people instead of a generic little girl? The Omen is starts off with a guys wife… More
Jim Hunter
A man and his wife discover that their adopted son is the spawn of Satan. In this addition to the genre of Devil movies, all the normal conventions appear:… More
Alex roy
The Omen directed by Richard Donner is a formidable Horror film that features great performances and terrific scares. This is one of the scariest films since… More
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[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] The 70's brought us a fair amount of ghoulish classics. The masterpiece of all… More
Unknown Hobo
Gregory Peck is amazing in this movie and even when I see him in something else, my mind always traces back to this classic and quintessential horror movie,… More

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