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The Omen Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 30, 2009
Clunky retooling
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 23, 2009
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 | Original Score: C-
Steve Biodrowski
ESplatter
July 4, 2008
... 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.
Brian Holcomb
Beyond Hollywood
April 19, 2008
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.
Anton Bitel
Film4
June 15, 2007
will no doubt divide viewers into those who agree that it is high time that the original received so slick a makeover, and those who wonder whether there is much real point to a retooling of such devilish fidelity to its source.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
John Moore's The Omen is not as frightening as Richard Donner's 1976 version--Moore resorts to scare tactics rather than impending horror.
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 13, 2006
...the second half of the film, devoid of the cheap thrills and subliminal images that fill the first half, moves along smoothly...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
November 13, 2006
Confirm[s] its pointlessness at every available turn.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
September 27, 2006
The times may not be as apocalyptic as they once were, but this is still an Omen for the age of irony.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
August 26, 2006
In his zeal to creep us out, [director] Moore forgot the subtle brilliance of Damien's portrayal in the original, which was largely as a pawn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
August 21, 2006
All the signs point to a waste of your time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
July 2, 2006
As is the case of any virtual carbon copy, this version isn't quite as sharp.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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.
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
June 24, 2006
It's a television repeat disguised as a studio picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 24, 2006
...a slow-paced, surprisingly tedious update that ultimately feels more redundant than anything else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
June 16, 2006
Adding Mia Farrow to the cast was a stroke of genius
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
June 16, 2006
Expected to be disappointed after having been so scared by the original, I was pleased to find the antichrist plot device to be new and exciting again.
Full Review| Original Score: 4.5/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
June 16, 2006
...rent the original instead
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
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