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The Omega Man

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

70s saga has same source as I Am Legend.

Movie PG 1971 98 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

One of the best! But really intense.

So it depends on what you think, but the violence is a bit much. Blood spurts out everywhere when a zombie is shot. Also, sex is a problem with nudity and some comments and language some language with an incomplete use of motherf***er. I recommend adults watch this first before kids because it is intense. The movie I think has some good messages about survival though. But overall it is really good and scary!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Despite the dated fashions and style, the film -- based on the same Richard Matheson novel that inspired 2007's I Am Legend -- still has some punch. When Neville experiments with his own blood as a cure, the movie edges toward turning him into a Christ-like figure. That said, as played by rugged icon Heston, Neville is a macho man who doesn't shy away from fights and dives eagerly into a love affair with a female survivor. She's played by an African-American actress -- very progressive for the day but also carries a bit of "blaxploitation" movie baggage.

Still, even though some viewers consider it laughable, there's enough about The Omega Man to make it a compelling vision of what happens after the world ends, and less-jaded younger viewers might find it worth viewing and discussing.

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