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Based on 34 Reviews
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  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Not since Gus Van Sant inexplicably directed a shot-by-shot remake of Hitchcock's "Psycho" has a thriller been copied with so little point or impact. show more

  • 50
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    The remake is a solidly crafted movie with a lot of good scares, but it also raises the question: Why even bother with an update? show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The devil has a new spawn, but this one is not nearly as creepy as its progenitor. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The Omen remake is creepily efficient. Unlike one of the newfangled horrorfests, it doesn't drown you in brackish atmosphere and surround-sound you with techno music. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Rent the original. It tells exactly the same story, with a better cast and with special effects that are as good or better. show more

  • 40
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The release date is the most original thing about it. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A faithful remake of the 1976 film, and that's a relief; it depends on characters and situations and doesn't go berserk with visuals. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    Director John Moore has added some creepy visuals and assembled an unusually strong cast for a horror flick. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    There are no surprises for anyone who's seen the earlier version, and younger horror fans may find the modest body count and restrained gore unsatisfying. show more

  • 63
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    The casting is weaker this time. Watching Peck crumble under fear and doubt was like seeing a skyscraper implode; Schreiber's more of a whipped puppy for most of the film. show more

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