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June 5, 2006
This version of The Omen brings virtually nothing new, and instead shabbily pantomimes through the script of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
June 9, 2006
Though the Oxyrhynchus papyri gives the number of the beast as 616 rather than the more-widely accepted 666, the re-makers of The Omen obviously couldn't resist the propitious release date.
| Original Score: 73/100
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James Berardinelli
June 6, 2006
It's hard to imagine college age movie goers being attracted by such a passť premise. And fans of the original will end up doing shot-by-shot comparisons. On every level, The Omen isn't just bad filmmaking, it's bad storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 5, 2006
This child's supposedly feral stares just seem petulant.
| Original Score: C
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
June 6, 2006
Aside from a couple of brief, jolting dream sequences, The Omen plods along.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
June 8, 2006
You'll stumble in your seat all right, not so much out of fear but lack of balance, your inner ear destroyed by random blasts of sound.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
August 30, 2009
Clunky retooling
Scott Weinberg
June 6, 2006
It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel bored.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
June 6, 2006
A slavishly literal remake of the satanic-horror standby that elicits laughter, sleep and occasional eye-popped shock but drums up scant real terror.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 6, 2006
Wanna know a bad omen for a horror movie? When it spends an hour or more trying to decide what kind of horror movie it's going to be.
| Original Score: 2/4
Anton Bitel
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
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
November 13, 2006
Confirm[s] its pointlessness at every available turn.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
June 1, 2006
There is absolutely nothing new here, nothing to justify why it was made and nothing of redeeming value short of a few jump scares
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
June 5, 2006
This film is for people who've never seen the original, and who are easily scared by mediocre horror films. You know who you are.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
June 4, 2006
Moore's version looks sharper and plays classier than the first film, but still hides the same old silly fright mask underneath.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Bill Gibron
DVD Verdict
June 12, 2006
Nothing ruins a gag faster, be it in humor or horror, than someone having to explain it to you. But in the case of The Omen, we already knew the tale. The constant repetition and reminders are just onerous overkill.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
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.
Brian Orndorf
June 5, 2006
Here's Damien, the future Satan, just starting his reign of gloom, and Moore encourages the little actor to uproariously scowl as if a teamster was presenting a plate of steamed vegetables to him from behind the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Kit Bowen
June 8, 2006
There's really only two words to describe remaking cult classic The Omen: Not necessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
June 24, 2006
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
June 3, 2006
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
June 24, 2006
Xan Brooks
June 3, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
June 2, 2006
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 24, 2006

Baltimore Sun
June 24, 2006
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