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: June 25, 1976
DVD Release Date: September 4, 2001
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Critic Score: 86% 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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Anna Baddeley
Daily Telegraph (UK)

The Omen contains some of the most memorable untimely deaths in cinema history.

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Variety Staff

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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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Stands alone as a wonderful horror thriller.

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David Pirie
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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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Much of the film is terrific, unnerving stuff; but much of it is kind of loopy and much too silly to take even a little seriously.

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

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