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The Omen

The Omen

John Moore (3) (2006)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Déjà vu will probably be the most likely response to this absurdly faithful remake of Richard Donner's 1976 horror classic. Director John Moore seems to have followed the original screenplay to the letter, making only a few cosmetic changes and upping the gore content. Liev Schreiber inherits the Gregory Peck role of American diplomat Robert Thorn, who finds himself in a pickle when he realises that his adopted son Damien is the Antichrist. The classy cast also includes Pete Postlethwaite, in the role of oddball priest Father Brennan (originally played by Patrick Troughton), David Thewlis, in David Warner's role as the suspicious photographer and Mia Farrow, hamming it up magnificently as Mrs Baylock, Damien's devilish nanny. It's competently directed and reasonably enjoyable, but you do end up wondering what the point was - perhaps just to serve its release date, 06/06/06.


A US ambassador who adopted his son in suspicious circumstances is troubled by the child's increasingly disturbing behaviour. A priest contacts him and claims the boy is the offspring of the Devil, but the father refuses to believe it - until a spate of deaths convinces him otherwise. Remake of the 1976 horror classic, starring Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick and Pete Postlethwaite.

Cast & Crew

Robert Thorn Liev Schreiber
Katherine Thorn Julia Stiles
Mrs Baylock Mia Farrow
Jennings David Thewlis
Damien Thorn Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick
Bugenhagen Michael Gambon
Father Brennan Pete Postlethwaite
Dr Becker Nikki Amuka-Bird
Tom Portman Reggie Austin
Ambassador Steven Haines Marshall Cupp
Tabloid reporter Harvey Stephens (2)
Director John Moore (3)
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Guidance: Contains violence and swearing. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 2 Jun 2006


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