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3.3
1,879 Ratings

The Omen

Directed by Richard Donner
United States, United Kingdom, 1976
Horror

Synopsis

An American ambassador learns to his horror that his son is actually the literal Antichrist.

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The Omen Directed by Richard Donner

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1977 | Winner: Best Music, Original Score

1977 | Nominee: Best Music, Original Song

Critics reviews

The movie’s biggest drawback today is that it feels light; its strongest impression is that, eight years and six Black Sabbath albums after Rosemary’s Baby, fictionally giving birth to the Antichrist had gone from a queasy metaphor to a fun hobby. So I wish it did more with the themes it touches on but leaves largely unexplored: the psychodrama of being locked in a battle with your own offspring, and the sneaking suspicion that 1976 looked pretty close to Armageddon already.
October 13, 2017
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The spookiest set piece is the first… The scene shows off all of the film’s best features at once: director Richard Donner’s command of slow-burning suspense punctuated by shock; cinematographer Gilbert Taylor’s deluxe color palette; and, above all, the burbling, brilliant musical score by Jerry Goldsmith, who was hired late in the production process but whose work ranks among the all-time great horror soundtracks.
April 21, 2016
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