Omagh (2004)

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.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 12, 2004
DVD Release Date: October 18, 2005
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Scott Foundas

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.

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Angela Baldassarre

"Omagh" is an example of how cinematic drama must be made today in order to be effective and relevant: with honesty and heart. Brilliant.

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Urban Cinefile

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.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

... unnervingly evokes both the panic and the confusion of a world suddenly ripped inside out.

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Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

... an important film.

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Boyd van Hoeij

Omagh might have been conceived for television, it nevertheless offers a provocative and well-produced night out at the cinema.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

... a good picture that's at its best when dramatizing the very violence it condemns.

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Pam Grady

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.

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Walter M.
With an eerily prescient line of dialogue, "Omagh" is a devastating dramatization of a terrorist bombing by the Real IRA on August 15, 1998, killing… More
John Ballantine
A great addition to the canon of films that deal with the Troubles. Explores the often unattainable peace that an individual needs to find in light of a life… More