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The Omega Man Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 28, 2011
Unsatisfying sci-fi thriller, though it's not Charlton Heston's fault
Full Review | Original Score: C
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
April 29, 2008
Sadly another film to file under 'not as good as the book.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film4
April 29, 2008
Despite not having aged particularly well, the opening sections of this sci-fi allegory remain potent, although the rest of its apocalyptic storyline is decidedly leaden.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 22, 2007
...not an awful film, just a remarkably dull one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 19, 2007
A breezy film about the death of mankind in a way that only the '70s could have provided.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Chicago Reader
December 10, 2007
Not bad, but far from a classic.
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Variety Staff
Variety
September 19, 2007
An extremely literate science-fiction drama.

TV Guide
September 19, 2007
Another misfired adaptation of Richard Matheson's fine science fiction novel I Am Legend.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Averagely competent exercise in comic strip sci-fi.
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
October 9, 2005
Despite being baked in early '70s cheese, The Omega Man is easily the most entertaining film version of Richard Matheson's sci-fi novel, I Am Legend
| Original Score: 6/10
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
October 3, 2005
Ainda eficaz, mais de 30 anos depois de seu lanšamento.
| Original Score: 3/5
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
August 11, 2005
Lacks the power and cleverness of the Matheson book, but worth viewing just for Heston's sake.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Howard Thompson
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Peppered with some sharp, even amusing dialogue, the story temporarily shelves the heavy allegory and slips into good, slam-bang suspense. But it doesn't last.
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 25, 2004
Lights on! Not bad sci-fi with Heston in hiding.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
The ghouls are a little too ridiculous to quite fulfill their function in the movie. They make all the wrong decisions, are incompetent and ill-coordinated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 15, 2004
Entertaining and tacky.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
September 1, 2003
At times astonishingly awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 27, 2003
So-so last man on earth flick that looks pretty quaint today.
| Original Score: 3/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
August 22, 2003
a historic relic most significant for being part of the Heston sci-fi genre and its landmark place in interracial sexual relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
May 23, 2003
A fondly remembered sci-fi thriller
| Original Score: 4/5
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