The Omen (2006)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

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


Movie Info

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 his mind. His wife, Katherine, who had suffered two previous miscarriages, has endured yet another unsuccessful delivery, but she's unaware their newborn child has died. The hospital priest, Father Spiletto, presents Thorn with another child born that night, … More

Rating: R (for disturbing violent content, graphic images and some language.)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Dan McDermott, David Seltzer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 17, 2006
Box Office: $54.6M
Runtime:
20th Century Fox - Official Site

Cast


as Katherine Thorn

as Robert Thorn

as Mrs. Baylock

as Jennings

as Father Brennan

as Bugenhagen

as Nanny

as Cardinal Fabretti

as Tom Portman

as Damien - Newborn

as Hugh Greer

as Vatican Observatory ...

as Damien - Newborn

as Father Spiletto

as Damien - Newborn

as Damien - Newborn

as Damien (2 years old)

as Damien - 2 Years Old

as Rome Embassy Marine

as Ambassador Steven Ha...

as Haines' Limo Driver

as Birthday Party Photo...

as Mom at Birthday Part...

as Birthday Party Photo...

as Tabloid Reporter No....

as Tabloid Reporter No....

as Tabloid Reporter No....

as Saudi Ambassador

as Thorn's Secretary

as London Embassy Guard

as Mrs. Horton

as Mom at Zoo

as Wedding Limo Driver

as Dr. Becker

as Rome Cab Driver

as Elderly Nun

as Subiaco Monk

as Katherine's Nurse

as Hospital Guard

as Secret Service Agent
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Critic Reviews for The Omen

All Critics (170) | Top Critics (42)

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.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Clunky retooling

Full Review… | August 30, 2009
CinePassion

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

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

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.

Full Review… | April 23, 2009
ColeSmithey.com

... it's as if someone took a corpse, embalmed it to preserve the external appearance, slapped on a layer of fresh makeup, and then stuffed it full of animatronics to make it move and speak.

Full Review… | July 4, 2008
ESplatter

If you thought Van Sant's "Psycho" reshoot was weird, check this out. It's a community theater version of that old classic "The Omen", filled with all your favorite scenes.

Full Review… | April 19, 2008
Beyond Hollywood

Audience Reviews for The Omen

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 that everything is up to date, style wise, technology wise and so forth. This remake is worthless, and what's surprising is the impressive cast here. Not even a cast like this can save a dull film like this. If you've seen the far superior original directed by Richard Donner, skip this film. I'm actually surprised that with the talent involved, the filmmakers couldn't create a more effective remake. Instead this is a shot for shot clone and it's boring, dull, and above all lacks any real horror because, well it's predictable. There are some remakes that are good, unfortunately this updated version of The Omen isn't one of them. The film is very much like Gus Van Sant's version of Psycho. The reason that this film is terrible is that the film doesn't do anything, besides copying the original. For what it is, this is a mediocre horror film that is somewhat entertaining, but lacks the fire of the classic. The film simply misses the mark, and this the type of film that really puts an emphasis on unoriginality. Despite the cast, this film simply lacked the fire of the original, it's exactly the same film, except it's updated for modern times. The reason the film fails is that we know right from the start what happens, and the payoff just isn't like the original film. If you do watch this, you're watching the same film, minus the original jolts that the classic Omen delivered so well.

TheDudeLebowski65
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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 original has quite a reputation, which might be a little dated now. This just didn't deliver any scares, jumps or action for me, shame as it has a very good cast!

Deano78
Dean King

Super Reviewer

Didn't think it was 26% bad, but it could have been alot better. It has its fair share of good scares though.

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

Super Reviewer

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