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The Omen Reviews

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 24, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jackie K. Cooper
June 16, 2006
Adding Mia Farrow to the cast was a stroke of genius
Full ReviewRead More | 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
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
June 13, 2006
A delightful throwback to a time when really good horror movies were more interested in the mystery than the special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Harvey S. Karten
June 10, 2006
Not especially scary but a workmanlike production.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Paul Salfen
June 9, 2006
It's well made, but if you've seen the original one, you've seen the best one.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
John Venable
June 9, 2006
Has one of the best on-screen deaths ever put on film...truly grotesque and effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
June 7, 2006
...scarier and more unsettling the second time around.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Joshua Tyler
June 7, 2006
This one does a little bit better job of ratcheting up the tension than the first one, which at times seems a little humdrum for a horror flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
June 6, 2006
I don't approve of remakes, but The Omen redux is riveting, imaginative and ultimately bone-chillingly satisfying.
Kevin A. Ranson
June 6, 2006
Gratuitous evil plus creepy kid equals scary fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
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Jordan Harper
Village Voice
June 6, 2006
If the movie didn't take itself so seriously, it could have been a great popcorn muncher. As is, it'll still work fine for those willing to forgive its trespasses.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
June 6, 2006
Hell'z still a-poppin.'
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 6, 2006
It's not pulse-pounding. Not very often, anyway. But it is ominous and smart and more cerebral than your average horror film in these Hostel days.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
June 6, 2006
The devil takes care of business in exactly the same way, as if he's reading from the book of Re-Revelation. But director John Moore has added some creepy visuals and assembled an unusually strong cast for a horror flick.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 6, 2006
Future generations can only hope something so nice happens when they get their Omen revival. For now, there's Damien Part Deux. Enjoy him, kids. Chances are, he'll be around for a while.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Randy Myers
Contra Costa Times
June 6, 2006
[Moore] realizes creating an unsettling mood, genuine suspense and fully realized characters is as important -- maybe even more important -- than mere bloodshed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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