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The Omen (2006)

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Unintentionally funny horror remake. So very bad.

Movie R 2006 105 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 17+

Don't understand other reviews

Ok. I saw some reviews that said this is more like PG 13 quality because there wasn't a lot of adult content. So I proceeded to watch it with my 9 yr old. No there isn't a lot but what is there is not suitable for children. For example a man gets decapitated and its regret letting my son watch..its not suitable for children..adults fine. I picked to much violence..its not not but considering children. Any is to much!

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Too much violence
age 14+

Terrible remake has nothing special.

The Oman is very bland. The deaths are predictable.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (13):

Loud and ludicrous, THE OMEN (2006) makes its distinctions between good and evil clear upfront. The sweet, suffering mother is sadly doomed, while the devil who connives to have her raise his son is dark and crafty. This showdown is occasioned by the arrival of the antichrist, here in the form of a cute-seeming infant, foretold by "signs" that include the 9/11 attacks and Katrina (these glimpsed in brief news clips).

As Damian finds ways to torment Kate (mostly by glaring at her or hiding in the park), she becomes the audience's point of identification. That said, she's saddled with a wardrobe that alternates between grim and stuffy (official-wife suits or blood-red garments) and looks lost in the stark, too-spacious interiors in the couple's new abode in London. Condemned to the usual girl-in-a-horror-movie antics, Kate is beset on all sides, not least by a scary nanny (Mia Farrow) who comes with her own scary dog. The men's actions, however, remain less compelling than the mother's melodrama. Poor Kate: She distrusts her child and shouldn't trust her husband. She doesn't have a chance.

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